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Residents told to be vigilant after break-ins and car thefts 



Report by Jamie Brassington 


A CRIMEWAVE is hitting Hale¬ 
sowen with cars being stolen 
off driveways and homes be¬ 
ing burgled, warn community 
leaders 

Police confirmed that the town is 
suffering a ‘spike in crime’ and ward 
councillors have urged people to re¬ 
port anything suspicious. 

Thieves are breaking into homes and stealing 
cars at night, said Halesowen North’s Council¬ 
lor Hilary Bills. 

She said: “The biggest thing we are having 
is cars are being stolen off driveways at night 
when people are asleep. 

“There has also been house burglaries. This 
is happening right across 
Halesowen, particularly 
in the Hurst Green area. 

“On social media, peo¬ 
ple have been saying ‘an¬ 
yone seen my car?’. 

“We have definitely got 
a huge spike in crime at 
the moment. At the last 
community forum, Hale¬ 
sowen police sergeant 
Debra Rowbotham told 
Councillor Hilary Bills the meeting ‘that there 
has been a rise in crime.” 

Councillor Bills warned residents and busi¬ 
nesses to be on the lookout for anyone acting 
suspiciously. 

“A lot of crime is by opportunists and I think 
people need to be doubly aware to stay safe and 
secure. If anyone sees anything suspicious, they 
should call 101.” 

Forum 

Issues about crime and policing will be raised 
on Monday at the next community forum, 
which is attended by Halesowen councillors and 
West Midlands Police. The Halesowen North 
and Halesowen South Community Forum will 
take place at Olive Hill Primary School on 
Springfield Road from 6.30pm. 

Fellow Halesowen North ward councillor 
Stuart Henley said: “Crime is on the rise every¬ 
where. We could do with more police but that is 
a political issue.” Councillor Henley praised po¬ 
lice for raiding a cannabis factory in Halesowen 
earlier this month. 



RESTORING HISTORIC GARDEN TO ITS OLD GLORY 



Volunteers saved around £12,000 by clearing 

A FRIENDS group of a Halesowen beauty 
spot is appealing for help to raise £70,000 and 
complete the refurbishment of a Grade I his¬ 
toric park. 

Plans have been in the pipeline since 2014 
to bring Leasowes Park back to its best after 
it fell into disrepair and was targeted by van¬ 
dals. 

The park, which features a walled garden, 
was designed by poet William Shenstone be¬ 
tween 1743 and 1763 and is considered one 


old classrooms themselves as part of the Leasowes Park walled garden project at Halesowen 


of England’s most influential 18th century 
landscapes. 

Friends of Leasowes are working to return 
the park to its former glory. 

Mick Freer, who leads the group, said: “If 
we can raise the £70,000, we could turn the 
park to the way it was. 

“The park has been neglected for so many 
years. We want to have it opened and restored 
for the people of Halesowen. 

“The walled garden is something for the 


people of Halesowen to be proud of. It is part 
of the history of Halesowen.” 

Money has been donated to the group as 
part of its ongoing project and Mr Freer es¬ 
timated around half of the project has been 
completed. 

The outer garden is now complete and at¬ 
tention has turned to redeveloping the inner 
part. An orchard will also be developed and 
toilets will be built. Call group chairman Mar- 
Diller on 0121 4227585. 


EDUCATION 

College is awarded 
£95,000 sport grant 

A £95,000 Sport England grant to encour¬ 
age young people to be more active has 
been secured by Halesowen College. 

College bosses have ambitious plans to 
use the money to encourage more people 
to stay active. These include covered out¬ 
door table tennis tables plus a new active 
coordinator who will schedule a range 
of sport, and social and fitness activities 
throughout the year. 

Elaine Cammies, from Halesowen Col¬ 
lege, said: “This money will really help us 
to enhance what we already have to help 
young people improve their fitness as well 
as their mental health.” 

EVENT 

Velo cycle ride will 
be back next year 

VELO Birmingham will be back next 
year, say organisers who have her¬ 
alded the weekend’s 100-mile cycle 
race as an ‘exceptional’ event. 

They have revealed that more than 
£2 million was raised for charities by 
the 15,000 cyclists who took part on 
Sunday. But road closures due to the 
event angered some people and tacks 
were left on the route. 

• Cycles and sabotage - page 4 


POLICE 

Suspicious powder 
sent to MP’s office 

A POLICE investigation has been launched 
after a box containing a suspicious white 
powder was sent to an MP’s constituency 
office in Wordsley. 

Mike Wood says staff at his office on 
High Street were panic stricken after one 
of them opened a package on Tuesday 
morning and a powder spilled out. The 
Dudley South Conservative MP, who was 
not at his office at the time, said the box 
appears to have been sent from India and 
contained ‘anti-lslamic statements’. 


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Surgeon is shortlisted for top awards 



Dalvi Humzah 


A HOSPITAL cosmetic surgeon has 
been shortlisted for two prestigious in¬ 
dustry awards. 

Dalvi Humzah, who works at West 
Midlands Hospital in Halesowen, is in 
the running for the prizes at the annual 
Aesthetics Awards 2017 which will be 
presented at the Park Plaza Westmin¬ 
ster Bridge Hotel in London at the start 
of December. 

He has been announced as a con¬ 
tender in two of the most sought-after 
categories at the awards which are or¬ 
ganised by the Aesthetics Journal and 


recognise the achievements of practi¬ 
tioners and surgeons working in the 
cosmetic industry. They include the 
Enhance Insurance Award for Best 
Independent Training Provider of the 
Year for the Aesthetic Clinic Training 
courses he delivers. 

He has also been shortlisted for the 
PHI Clinic Award for Professional Ini¬ 
tiative of the Year for his collaborative 
work developing a Level 7 qualification 
with MATA. 

He is a finalist with the multidiscipli¬ 
nary group for developing a protocol to 


deal with the rare complication of blind¬ 
ness associated with filler injections. 

MATA is a leading medical and aes¬ 
thetics academy for healthcare profes¬ 
sionals in the UK led by cosmetic and 
plastic surgeons. 

Mr Humzah is an expert in cosmetic 
and reconstructive surgery at the pri¬ 
vate hospital. He also provides non-sur- 
gical treatments such as laser therapy 
and treatments to reduce wrinkles. 

Mr Humzah said: “It is a real honour 
to be a finalist in both categories.” 


Safety issues at care 
home see rating drop 


A CARE home in Halesowen has 
been rated ‘inadequate’ by the 
health watchdog. 

The Care Quality Commission 
(CQC) found the home was ‘not free 
from hazards’. 

The failings were revealed following the 
unannounced inspection at the home in 
June, which can care for up to 32 people. 

An overall rating of ‘inadequate’ - the 
lowest rating - was handed to Two Gates 
House in Colley Gate and inspectors said 
the home needed improvements. This 
marks a decline since the previous inspec¬ 
tion in June 2016 when the care home was 
rated ‘good’. 

A report said: “The service was not safe. 
The provider had not ensured that the 
premises were free from hazards or that 
equipment used to support people’s mobil¬ 
ity was safe for the purpose it was used. 

“Risks had not been assessed and man¬ 
aged to reduce the risk of avoidable harm. 
People’s medicines were not managed in 
a safe way. Recruitment practices did not 
consistently include required references 
and health declarations. 

Leadership 

“People felt safe and staff knew how 
to report abuse. However people’s safety 
and well-being was compromised because 
concerns had not always been escalated or 
acted upon.” 

The care home was rated as ‘requiring 
improvement’ in three categories, while 
an ‘inadequate’ rating was given for lead¬ 
ership. “The service was not consistently 
well-led.The management style was reac¬ 
tive with poor communication and a lack of 
risk oversight.” 

A spokesman for the home said: “We 
have an action plan in place for improve¬ 
ment and we have been working proactively 
with the local authority. The wellbeing of 
people in our care is our priority. 

“We will continue to work jointly with 
external professionals, service users and 
their relatives to make sure the necessary 
improvements continue to be made.” 


Duke of Kent opens £4m warehouse 



HRH The Duke of Kent with managing director Guy Perry, at A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, Cradley Heath 


A £4 million warehouse and man¬ 
ufacturing facility which will pave 
the way for 20 new jobs has official¬ 
ly been opened by the Duke of Kent 
in Cradley Heath. 

Company directors at A Perry & 
Co gave him a tour of the 100,000sq 
ft site in Cradley Heath, where 15 
jobs were created and 20 more 
could follow. 

The Duke, a cousin of the Queen, 
marked the official opening by un¬ 
veiling a plaque with Guy Perry, 
the group managing director. 


The company bought the site on 
Doulton Road before refurbishing 
it and bringing in new equipment 
and machinery. 

The firm, which is famous for its 
hinges and other ironmongery, was 
founded in 1925 and is now run by 
the fourth generation of the fam¬ 
ily. The firm’s products have been 
used in Buckingham Palace, Wem¬ 
bley Stadium and for the HS2 rail 
scheme. It has also supplied studios 
that created Star Wars, Harry Pot¬ 
ter and Doctor Who. 


Mr Perry said: “We are honoured 
the Duke of Kent has opened our 
new distribution, warehouse and 
manufacturing facilities, marking 
92 years of continued growth and 
expansion for our company. 

“While other companies within 
the industry are retracting or 
standing still, Perry is continuing 
to offer full-time employment and 
apprenticeships to local people. 

“We have several further major 
products and new range launches 
next year.” 


Thug jailed 
for attack 
on terrified 
ex-partner 

A FRIGHTENED woman sat at home 
with the lights off because she was so 
intimidated by her ex-partner, a court 
was told. 

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard 
that Richard Hughes, of Woodnorton 
Road, Rowley Regis, would not leave the 
woman alone after their year-long rela¬ 
tionship ended. 

The 28-year-old bombarded her with 
phone calls and text messages while 
repeatedly driving past her house, said 
Miss Samantha Powis, prosecuting. 

He also arranged for people to bang on 
her door, shout abuse and park outside 
for long periods. The tormented victim, 
24, told police: “I was so scared I would 
sit in my house with no lights on.” 

Slapped 

A month after they split he accused 
her of a burglary at his mother’s home 
and demanded that they meet on a car 
park. He slapped her, pulled her hair 
and took her to an address where he 
threatened to keep punching her until 
she admitted her ‘guilt,’ and produced 
a knife. 

Mr Simon Burch, defending, said: “He 
has struggled with the idea he had to let 
the relationship go.” 

Hughe pleaded guilty to assault, put¬ 
ting a person in fear of violence and 
witness intimidation. He was jailed for 
three-and-a-half years and banned from 
any further contact with the woman. 

Station revamp 
is driving ahead 

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to re-de- 
velop Dudley Bus Station this week took 
a major step forward. 

Dudley Council’s development boss 
Councillor Ian Kettle said he was sat¬ 
isfied with the scheme after seeing the 
plans in detail. 

Concerns about safety had been raised 
by cabinet colleague Councillor David 
Stanley, raising the possibility the coun¬ 
cil could block the scheme or ask for sig¬ 
nificant changes. 

However, the way now looks to be 
clear for the project, brought by Trans¬ 
port for West Midlands. 

Under the plans, buses will reverse in 
and out of bays at the revamped station, 
which had led to concerns pedestrian 
safety could be put at risk. 

But Councillor Kettle insisted changes 
to the layout would mean passengers 
would not walk out in front of buses. 

The long-awaited revamp of the 
town’s bus station is expected to go 
ahead as part of the Midland Metro ex¬ 
tension into the town - part of major 
changes over the next decade announced 
by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street 
last week. 


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Speed gun 
to be used 
in traffic 
campaign 

A SPEED gun has been bought by 
road safety campaigners in a bid to 
crack down on motorists flouting the 
speed limit in Halesowen. 

The campaigners will be out on the 
streets of the town aiming to catch 
speeding motorists with the electronic 
device. 

The speed gun records licence 
plates and speeds just like the police 
version. 

Campaigners have welcomed the 
move in an effort to promote road 
safety. They will be working with po¬ 
lice as part of the initiative. 

The Shell Corner Partnership pur¬ 
chased the device using funding from 
the West Midlands Police and Crime 
Commissioner David Jamieson and 
the Halesowen Community Forum. 

Halesowen North ward councillor 
Hilary Bills said: “Halesowen police 
sergeant Debra Rowbotham is work¬ 
ing with us to step up the community 
speed watch group across Halesowen 
north and south. 

“We will be out soon with the speed 
on gun on streets. 

“We have bought it using £2,000 
from the police and crime commis¬ 
sioner and the forum.” 

She added: “I think it is safe to say 
many roads in Halesowen are recog¬ 
nised as speeding hotspots.” 

The move has been welcomed by 
Councillor Stuart Henley, fellow ward 
councillor and campaigner, who said 
he hoped it would reduced traffic ac¬ 
cidents. 


Plan for 100 new 
homes near wood 

PLANS for a major housing develop¬ 
ment near Haden Hill Park have been 
revealed. 

Developer A and J Mucklow Group 
has lodged plans to put around 100 
homes on a green site at Haden Cross, 
Cradley Heath, where Haden Cross 
House once stood. The site covers a 
large area stretching back from Hale¬ 
sowen Road, near Haden Hill Park. 

An application for outline permis¬ 
sion has been lodged with Sandwell 
Council. A mix of properties is ex¬ 
pected with a planning statement 
revealing some would likely be three 
storeys high. Some of the woodland on 
the land would be retained as part of 
the proposal. 

A design statement, said: “The area 
of the site which is closest to the A459, 
where the former Haden Cross House 
once stood, has been left unmanaged 
and is now overgrown. The proposed 
development includes the creation of a 
new residential development, areas of 
open space and retains the woodland 
area to the east of the site.” 


NEWS IN BRIEF 


Safety work part of shops centre revamp 



Cornbow centre’s proposed new look 


A SHOPPING centre frontage is to be 
replaced as part of it poses a danger to 
pedestrians. 

Planning experts said canopies 
outside the Cornbow centre in Hale¬ 
sowen were ‘failing’ and presented a 
‘health and safety risk’ to shoppers. 

The shopping centre is being re¬ 
vamped as part of a £1.2 million up¬ 
grade and the changes to improve 
safety will be made as part of the 
scheme. 

Documents submitted by planning 
agents IDP to support the project, 
which has been approved by council 


bosses, revealed there were safety 
concerns over parts of the structure. 

They said: “This design and ac¬ 
cess statement has been prepared in 
support of the planning application 
for the removal of the existing cano¬ 
pies from Hagley Street facade of the 
Cornbow shopping centre, which are 
currently a health and safety risk. 

“The proposed site is the front ele¬ 
vation of the Cornbow shopping cen¬ 
tre, and specifically the canopy which 
is above the public highway along this 
fagade. 

“The canopy is dated, and the nu¬ 


merous columns and totems act as 
a barrier to shoppers, but more im¬ 
portantly the canopy is in a state of 
disrepair, held up by a number of tem¬ 
porary struts. 

“The proposed replacement of this 
canopy is therefore not just an aes¬ 
thetic issue but an issue of health and 
safety to pedestrians.” 

Eve O’Connor, Cornbow centre 
manager, said: “The canopies were 
becoming outdated and the plan is to 
reinstate new ones with further work 
beginning on our revamp in the new 
year.” 


Solar style festive 
lights are on offer 

PLANS are in the pipeline to return 
solar powered Christmas lights to 
Halesowen town centre this festive 
season. 

A local councillor is inviting res¬ 
idents and businesses to see if they 
would like to purchase lights for £90, 
which would then be installed in Long 
Lane. 

They are set to be switched on No¬ 
vember 14 as part of a community 
event which residents and businesses 
will be invited to attend. Councillor 
Karen Shakespeare said: “If anyone 
would be interested in taking part, 
them contact one of your local Hale¬ 
sowen North ward councillors.” 

Music and tower 
tour at church 

A CHURCH will host a day of song in 
a bid to raise funds. 

Halesowen’s St John’s Church will 
hold the event on Saturday. 

It will include performances from 
choirs and tours up the church tower. 

Tombola stalls and a grand prize 
draw will also be on offer at the event 
from 10am until 12.30pm. 

The day will culminate in a ‘sing for 
your supper’ concert led by Kingswin- 
ford Choral Society, costing £10. 

All activities apart from the concert 
- which starts at 7.30pm - are free. 

For tickets, call 0121 501 2443. 

Coffee and cakes 
served for charity 

COFFEE and cake will be served up 
across the West Midlands as part of an 
annual cancer fundraiser. 

Staff from 26 funeral homes will 
open their doors on or around today 
(Friday) to support Macmillan Cancer 
Support’s world’s biggest coffee morn¬ 
ing, which collected £29.5 million in 
2016. 

A total of 78 events and activities 
are being held in the Black Country, 
see the website centralengland.coop 
for further details about what’s hap¬ 
pening in your area. 

Man, 91, hit by car 
has died in hospital 

THE elderly man who was struck by 
a car in Stourbridge on Friday after¬ 
noon has died in hospital. 

Michael Dudok, aged 91, was hit by 
a car in New Road, at around 12.25pm. 
Officers said a driver was assisting 
them with their enquiries. 

Anyone with information about the 
incident can contact the police on 101 
or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 
0800 555 111. 

• Gornal crash probe - page 8 


Traders call for more 
free parking in town 


BUSINESS leaders are calling for 
permanent two-hour free parking 
in council-run car parks Halesowen 
after a trial period ends this week. 

Dudley Council brought in two-hours 
free parking on council car parks in April 
but the time limit will go down to one- 
hour from Sunday. 

Halesowen Business Improvement District 
(BID) has written to the council asking for the 
two hours of free parking to stay because it has 
helped local businesses. 

Wayne Edwards, chairman of the Halesowen 
BID, said: “Businesses across Halesowen have 
benefitted from the two-hour free parking trial. 
To reduce this allocation to one hour is simply 
not good enough. 

“We wish to work with the council to obtain 
a longer duration of free parking and it will 
remain our highest priority until we succeed.” 

A spokesman for Dudley Council said the 
parking initiative came into effect on April 24 
for car parks also in Dudley, Brierley Hill and 
Sedgley. 

But, from Sunday, parking in the four towns 
will be reduced to one hour, but the initiative 
will be extended for car parks in Stourbridge 
and Kingswinford. 

Security 

The BID has also been working to improve 
security in Halesowen to benefit traders and 
other business people. 

The group is speaking with police about high 
levels of crime in and around the town centre. 

Mr Edwards said: “We have a good relation¬ 
ship with the local police and we’re working to 
strengthen that relationship with continued 
partnership in ensuring the streets of Hale¬ 
sowen are safe.” 

An online survey was launched last year al¬ 
lowing businesses to report criminal or anti-so¬ 
cial activity and the results are being given to 
police. 

As part of the BID project, plans are in the 
pipeline to bring weekly family events to Hale¬ 
sowen over the festive period in December. 


Misty morning image of church 



Autumn is in the air at St John the Baptist Church in this atmospheric Halesowen scene 


THIS looks like a scene straight 
out of a fantasy film, as the sun 
breaks through low lying mist on 
an old church. 

But it was in fact taken by pho¬ 
tographer Thomas Ray at a Hale¬ 


sowen church while on his way to 
work early in the morning. 

Tom, aged 21 from Halesowen, 
took the picture of St John the 
Baptist Church on his mobile 
phone. 


Tom, who studied photography 
for three years at college, said: “I 
took the photograph using my iP¬ 
hone and I wanted to capture the 
scene because I love it. I It looks 
like an enchanted forest.” 


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NEWS IN BRIEF 


Have a say over 
council tax help 

PEOPLE have been urged to have 
their say on changes to Dudley Coun¬ 
cil’s council tax reduction scheme, be¬ 
fore the October 15 deadline. 

A consultation is taking place on 
plans which could see young people 
leaving the care system get extra help 
with paying their council tax. 

The consultation asks if people are 
in favour of introducing a new ‘vul¬ 
nerable category’ for care leavers aged 
18 to 24. 

People can take part in the con¬ 
sultation online at the dudley.gov.uk 
website while paper copies are avail¬ 
able at Dudley Council Plus and bor¬ 
ough libraries. 

School's careers 
work recognised 

A SCHOOL in Dudley has been recog¬ 
nised for its work preparing students 
for their future careers. 

Bishop Milner Catholic College in 
Dudley has been awarded the Quality 
in Careers Standard. It is presented to 
schools and education providers who 
can demonstrate the importance they 
place on careers and how they support 
students to make decisions about life 
after school. 

The college offers a range of activi¬ 
ties to introduce students to the world 
of work including an academic enrich¬ 
ment programme for sixth-formers. 

Pirate opera show 

STOURBRIDGE Choir and Orchestra 
is performing a concert version of the 
popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta 
The Pirates of Penzance on October 
14. 

It is taking place in Haybridge High 
School, in Brake Lane, Hagley, from 
6.30pm. Visit www.stourcos.org.uk 


Cycling and sabotage 


Cyclists make their way through Halesowen at Mucklow Hill in the Birmingham Velo Pic: Christopher Ashford 


FLAG-WAVING crowds, disgruntled 
businesses, fed up motorists and sab¬ 
oteurs. 

The Birmingham Velo brought plenty of 
drama to the Black Country and its rural 
fringes on Sunday as 15,000 cyclists took on 
the 100-mile route. 

The race started in Birmingham city centre at 
6.30am, then went through Sandwell, South Staf¬ 
fordshire, Wolverhampton and Wyre Forest, re¬ 
turning to the city centre via Halesowen. 

Many road closures were in place, forcing some 
businesses to shut for the day and residents to 
leave their cars at home. 

Nails and tacks were left on the route, including 
in Bobbington and Swindon, at the start of the day 
as some angry people tried to sabotage the event. 

One tack caused a puncture to the back tyre of 
marshal David Coxhead’s motorbike. His job was to 
assist vehicles having to use the route in an emer¬ 
gency. It included escorting a carer to a care home. 

He said: “I thought they managed to clear them 
all, but one obviously got my tyre.” 

Swindon Parish Council chairman Richard 
Painter said: “Unfortunately there have been tacks 
put on the road around this area, they were left 
there in the morning. 

Disruption 

“Work was done to remove them, but I know 
some cyclists suffered punctures.” 

Among those hit by the closures was Lloyd 
Bigden who drove up from Ipswich for a stunt 
driving day at Halfpenny Green Airport near Bob¬ 
bington. But the 24-year-old, and his friend Liam 
Burns, from Lichfield, could not get to the airport 
in time for the 11am start. 

The disruption to the road network had forced 
many pubs to open later than usual, including the 
popular Red Lion in Bobbington, and Halfpenny 
Green Vineyard did not open until 2pm. People 
spoke of their frustration at not being able to get 
to events, including a wedding at Blakelands Coun¬ 
try House in Bobbington, where bride-to-be Emma 
Johnson was given a police escort to arrive in good 
time to tie the knot with her groom Christopher. 

There were also cheers as hundreds of people 
lined the roads waving flags and holding signs of 
support for the charity fundraising cyclists. 


Cyclist Imran Khan’s tyre was burst by a tack 


Bride-to-be Emma Johnson was caught in traffic 




Body scans 
are on move 
to the Guest 

A PROJECT has been announced 
to expand a £3.5 million imaging 
facility at Dudley Guest Hospital 
for patients needing body scans. 

The outpatients centre at the 
Tipton Road hospital is being ex¬ 
tended to handle an extra 20,000 
scans a year. 

Health bosses say the project 
will help to reduce waiting times 
for patients, but warned some ex¬ 
isting services could be affected 
while the extension work takes 
places. 

Work has already begun on the 
project and the Dudley Group 
NHS Foundation Trust, which 
runs the hospital, hope it will be 
completed by November 1. 

Two new scanners will be 
brought in to produce the MRI 
and CT scans. 

All patients in Dudley needing 
the scans will be sent to the Guest 
Hospital, freeing up services at 
Russells Hall Hospital and Cor¬ 
bett Outpatient Centre, where 
they previously went. 

Chief 

Dr Alec Wolinski, chief of clin¬ 
ical support at The Dudley Group 
NHS Foundation Trust, said: 
“Providing scanning facilities 
closer to patients’ homes will not 
only be more convenient but will 
also free up scanners at Russells 
Hall Hospital for inpatients and 
those needing emergency imag¬ 
ing.” 

MRI and CT scans are used to 
scan body parts and can detect in¬ 
ternal injuries or cancer. 

The development will also cre¬ 
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Pedestrians had to leap 
out of way of speeding car 


A BANNED motorist with nine previous convictions for driv¬ 
ing while disqualified led police on a chase that ended when 
he ploughed into another car. 

A court heard how pedestrians were put in danger by Lane Smith, 
of Rowley Regis, some being forced to dive for cover due to his driving. 

Other motorists had to take evasive action during the incident on an August 
afternoon in the Black Country. Smith sped off towards Quarry Bank after 
failing to stop for an unmarked police car while travelling in Cradley Heath at 
around 4pm on August 18. 

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that the 27-year-old raced down residen¬ 
tial streets at up to 70mph in a 30mph limit zone. Mrs Sati Ruck, prosecuting, 
said he went through a red light, forced other motorists to swerve and mounted 
the footpath forcing pedestrians to jump out of his way. 

A woman trying to cross the road 
had to dive out of the way before 
Smith swerved to avoid a male pedes¬ 
trian during the three minute chase. 

He lost control and cannoned into 
the side of another car before running 
off but was quickly detained. 

Panicked 

Mr Jamie Scott, defending, said 
Smith panicked because he knew he 
would end up in prison if caught for 
motoring offences again. 

The lawyer continued: “Motor vehi¬ 
cles are his Achilles’ heel. Until now 
he has been unable to resist getting 
behind the wheel of vehicles when dis¬ 
qualified from driving.” 

Smith, from Uplands Avenue, had 
been repairing the car on a driveway 
when asked to move it and had got be¬ 
hind the wheel despite his driving ban. 

He admitted dangerous driving, 
driving while disqualified and having 
no insurance. He was jailed for 15 
months and banned from driving for 
four years on release from custody by 
Recorder Robert Spencer-Bernard, 
who told him: “You have an appalling 
record.” 


No change 
on elections 

PEOPLE have voted in favour of re¬ 
taining the current elections system 
in Dudley borough. 

More than 1,500 people completed 
the consultation on the future of 
the ballot which looked at potential 
changes. 

Elections run every year with a year 
off every fourth year, but people were 
asked if they wanted to change to one 
election every four years when all 72 
seats will be contested. But more than 
80 per cent of people who responded 
to the survey opted to keep the cur¬ 
rent system with 24 seats up for grabs 
each election year. 

Councillor Patrick Harley, council 
leader, said: “This has been a very 
worthwhile exercise in asking peo¬ 
ple how they want to influence deci¬ 
sion-making at Dudley Council.” 


Aled has audience walking on air 



Aled Jones joined the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir at Dudley Town Hall 


CLASSICAL singer, radio and 
television presenter Aled Jones 
wowed the audience at Dudley 
Town Hall when he appeared 
alongside a male voice choir 
from the Black Country. 

The talented Welshman, who 
first found fame as a boy so¬ 
prano more than 30 years ago, 
performed with the Gentlemen 
Songsters Male Voice Choir at 
Dudley Town Hall 

Jones, 40, rose to promi¬ 
nence for his version of ‘Walk¬ 
ing in the Air’, the song from 
hit Christmas animated film 
The Snowman. 

Charities 

He performed with the male 
voice choir in Dudley on Sat¬ 
urday as part of a night which 
raised money for the Mayor of 
Dudley’s charities. 

Good Morning Britain pre¬ 
senter and former Chronicle 
reporter Philippa Tomson com¬ 
pered the evening. 

Cash raised will go to Coun¬ 
cillor Dave Tyler’s three chosen 
charities - Dudley Mind, the 
YMCA and Dudley Alzheimer’s 
Society. 

The 70-strong Gentlemen 
Songsters, based in Dudley, 
perform around 20 concerts a 
year. 


Pensions safe, 
former steel 
workers told 

TRUSTEES of the giant £15bn steel 
industry pension fund have moved to 
reassure pensioners they have noth¬ 
ing to fear from the merger of Tata 
Steel and Thyssenkrupp. 

The Black Country’s industrial her¬ 
itage means it is home to thousands 
of pensioners who worked in the steel 
industry, including former foundries 
in Bilston, Halesowen and at Round 
Oak in Brierley Hill. 

They are among 130,000 mem¬ 
bers nationwide of the British Steel 
Pension Fund (BSPS), which owns a 
major stake in Tata Steel UK. 

The UK and European arms of Tata 
Steel will become part of Europe’s sec¬ 
ond biggest steel business, following 
the start of a merger with German 
steel giant Thyssenkrupp. 

The deal has been able to go ahead 
after Tata was able to separate itself 
from the huge pension fund, with esti¬ 
mated liabilities of £15 billion. 

The pension deal, called an RAA 
or regulated apportionment arrange¬ 
ment, was given final approval this 
month. It will see Tata Steel pay £550 
million into the old pension fund, 
which goes into the UK pensions life¬ 
boat, the Pension Protection Fund. 

Fund trustees are being given a one 
third stake in Tata Steel’s UK busi¬ 
ness. A new pension has been set up 
for Tata Steel’s 8,500 existing UK 
workers. Steel worker unions agreed. 


Gardeners show off 
best produce at show 

MORE than 41 competitors took part 
in the annual Colley Gate Gardening 
Club show. 

The show near Halesowen included 
the West Midlands Heaviest Onion 
competition, which was sponsored by 
Ashwoods and was won by the garden¬ 
ing club’s chairman Mick Poultney. 
The best exhibit was won by Geoff 
Bradley for his chrysanthemums. 



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IN MY VIEW 


with Mark Andrews 


You can bet 
Rooney 
baby won’t 
be a Laura 

IT seems people will bet on anything 
these days. Apparently the bookies are 
now taking bets on what Wayne and 
Colleen Rooney’s imminent baby will 
be called. Given that their eldest son is 
called Kai, which sounds like a budget 
hatchback from South Korea, and that 
his little brother is called Klay, your guess 
is as good as mine. But I will venture that 
Laura isn’t among the frontrunners. 

□ □□ 

IMAGINE, say, a veteran car club want¬ 
ed to close 100 miles of road, cutting 
off vast swathes of the West Midlands 
for several hours. Or maybe a bunch of 
steam traction-engine fans. What do you 
imagine the reaction would be? Exactly. 

Indeed, I recall that back in 2005 
there was a big hoo-ha about a group of 
Second World War veterans, who were 
refused permission to commemorate 
VE Day by marching a few yards along 
Stourbridge’s Enville. Can’t have that, 
can we? Health and safety and all that. 

So how did they manage to shut 100 
miles of West Midlands roads off for Sun¬ 
day’s Birmingham Velo “cycling festival”? 

Now if I really wanted to take part in a 
100-mile bike ride, I think I would head 
for the coast, not Brum, but each to their 
own. 

Actually, the Birmingham Velo appeared 
to have very little to do with Birmingham. 
Instead the organisers commandeered 
long stretches of Sandwell, Dudley, South 
Staffordshire and north Worcestershire. 
Apart from starting and finishing in Brum, 
the second city appeared to be largely 
absent from the route. 

Look, nobody wants to be killjoys, and 
if the 19th century transport buffs want a 
large event to support their hobby, good 
for them. They should also be congratu¬ 
lated for raising a lot of money for charity. 

But closing 100 miles of roads for hours 
on end, and cutting the region in two, 
does seem excessive for such a niche 
activity. And while lip-service may have 
been paid to “consultation” in the way 
that local councils do, I bet not many of 
you remember being asked for your opin¬ 
ions before it was given the go-ahead. 

Maybe next time somebody wants to 
organise a huge event to promote cycling 
in Birmingham, it might, y’know, actually 
consider holding it in Birmingham. Then 
again, they seem to be struggling with 
emptying the dustbins over there at the 
moment. 

□ □□ 

TWO-thirds of students who enrol on 
Wrexham University’s marketing degree 
course drop out within the first year. 

Seems rather strange to me. After all, it 
looks really good in the publicity material. 


‘Happiness index’ on what influences our wellbeing 




Mel Brooks, aged 91, would like to be Jean-Claude Juncker - some of us were 

remembered as ‘taller, if possible’ warning about the destiny of the EU 



Dennis Skinner MP - is applauded for 
sticking to his principles 


Forget the money, 
just want to sleep 


A NEW “happiness index”claims the two 
things which really influence our health and 
wellbeing - far in excess of mere money - are 
sex and sleep. Although not, presumably, at the 
same time. 

A READER draws my attention to an advert 
for a house for sale. According to the estate 
agent’s blurb, it features “four bedrooms, mas¬ 
ter dressing area, bathroom and guest WC, no 
chain.” 

ON a sentimental trip to childhood haunts, I 
noticed the old meat-pie factory had vanished. 
I recall that someone in school knew somebody 
who worked in the pie factory whose thumb was 
chopped off in the mincing machine - and they 
never found it. And the strange thing was that, 
when you repeated this story, you always found 
that someone else knew someone who worked 
in another pie factory and he lost a thumb and 
it was never found. In the entire history of pie 
factories, has there ever been one which didn’t 
have its own severed-thumb yarn? 

IN an interview Hollywood legend Mel Brooks, 
91, was asked how he’d like to be remembered. 
“Taller, if possible,” he replied. 

BROOKS laments the fact that a movie such 
as his 1974 Western spoof, Blazing Saddles, 
liberally littered with Jewish jokes and the 
N-word, could not be made today. He says po¬ 
litical correctness is the death of comedy. Ac¬ 
tually, it’s worse than that. Blazing Saddles was 
not just a comedy. It was a sharp satire on racist 
attitudes in small-town America and it shone a 
light in dark places. PC is the enemy not only 
of comedy but of satire, comment, discussion 
and progress. 



THE BEST OF 
PETER RHODES 


AT London’s Hyde Park Corner, a punch-up 
broke out between Trans-Exclusionary Radical 
Feminists, or TERFs, and transgender cam¬ 
paigners including a group called SistersUncut. 
One of those hurt was a “gender critical femi¬ 
nist” who is a trans-woman and a humanist-fu¬ 
neral celebrant. Doesn’t life seem awfully quiet 
out here in the provinces? 

I RECENTLY reported the suggestion that 
owners of draughty houses might be forced 
to bring them up to modern insulation stand¬ 
ards before being allowed to sell them. A read¬ 
er says this is an issue which affects some of 
the grandest houses in the land. As he puts it: 
“Even Chequers has draughts.” 

CHEGUERS. Draughts. Yes it took a while. 

A READER complains glumly about being 
nicked for speeding in Wales. For the first time 
in more than 40 years of driving, covering more 
than a million miles, he has penalty points on his 
licence. He is philosophical about it but I sym¬ 
pathise. Wales is a happy hunting ground for 
speed traps hidden in known “hotspots.” Some 
of these are found on the approaches to remote 
villages where the 30mph limit may extend far 
into open country. Locals are aware of them but 
it’s easy for outsiders leaving the village to be¬ 
lieve the limit no longer applies. A few 30mph 
repeater signs in these areas would prevent a 
lot of speeding offences. But that’s not the idea 


is it, boyos? They call it enforcing the law. I call 
it a tax on visitors. 

HINDSIGHT is easy. But some of us were 
warning about the destiny of the EU long be¬ 
fore the latest speech by Jean-Claude Juncker 
describing his hellish vision of a single-state EU 
with one president, centralised control of econ¬ 
omies, the euro for all member nations and a 
fully-fledged EU defence union. There is nothing 
new in this. The choice in last year’s referendum 
was never between Brexit and the EU status 
quo, because the EU is not standing still. It is 
moving toward something we want no part of. 
As I wrote a few days before the referendum: 
“What keeps me awake at night is the super¬ 
state it will become. Brussels has been careful 
not to use the F-word lately but the old dream 
of a federal EU, with existing nations reduced 
to canton-sized units such as Mercia and Cat¬ 
alonia, is still alive and well in the corridors of 
power. And so, as some British generals and 
security experts have pointed out, is the EU’s 
old dream of its own armed forces.” True then, 
truer now. 

DENNIS Skinner votes against his Labour 
party on Europe and is applauded for sticking 
to his principles. Jacob Rees Mogg speaks out 
against abortion and is applauded for sticking 
to his principles. Have you noticed how much 
easier it is to applaud someone’s principles 
when they are exactly the same as your own? 

INCIDENTALLY, if you’re thinking of emailing 
me about the German motorist who asked you 
for directions to Luger-Barooga (Loughbor¬ 
ough), it is ancient. 


TALKjNGPOIN^^ 

No thought 
control, just 
leave the 
kids alone 

‘BOYS will be boys’, or so the Ordinary 
Boys song goes. And girls will be girls. 

And why should they - or their parents 
- be made to feel bad because they have 
slipped into ‘gender stereotypes’? 

There are people who would have us 
worry about this. So much so that not 
only are there action groups to prevent 
our little ones being led by misguided 
parents into this gender trap but now 
leading retailers have stepped in. 

At the forefront of this ‘gender neutral’ 
drive is High Street giant John Lewis. The 
store is no longer restricting children by 
giving them labels - clothes labels that 

is. From now on their clothes will not be 
divided along gender lines and labels will 
read ‘girls and boys’ or ‘boys and girls’. 

It is also introducing a new neutral col¬ 
lection for boys and girls. A spokeswom¬ 
an said they did not want to ‘reinforce 
gender stereotypes’. 

Have they not noticed that a lot of our 
teenagers are already wearing gender 
neutral clothes, baggy t-shirts and sports 
wear with trainers a prerequisite! 

Meanwhile a school in east Sussex 
has changed its uniform policy so all new 
Year 7 students must wear trousers. The 
headmaster said pupils had been ques¬ 
tioning why boys had different uniform to 
girls so they decided to have the same. 

What message does that send to the 
young girls? Why should girls have to 
look like boys? I notice they didn’t decide 
that everyone should wear skirts. 

Action group, Let Clothes be Clothes, 
has been set up to persuade UK retail¬ 
ers to rethink how they market children’s 
clothing. 

As a new, impressionable and nervous 
mother I absorbed such rhetoric on ‘good 
parenting’ like a sponge. 

Included in my son’s sizeable toy 
box was a toy cleaning trolley while 
my daughter was taken to football and 
dressed in cool denim. 

Naturally she also wore some of my 
son’s hand-me downs, like generations 
before me. Maybe we have always been 
gender neutral we just didn’t shout about 

it. 

So does my now teenage son ever pick 
up the Hoover? Not likely! He likes action 
films, enjoys sports and mostly wears 
black. While my daughter, despite my 
best efforts, threw herself into pink, fluffy 
and Disney for many years. 

So do I feel like I have failed? I most 
certainly do not. I am proud of the indi¬ 
viduals my children have grown up to be. 

In the words of Pink Floyd: ‘We don’t 
need no thought control . . . Leave them 
kids alone!’ 

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Quite right to feel grumpy over Velo 


DAVID Viner, in The Chronicle, en¬ 
couraged us to go out and cheer on the 
Velo Birmingham riders and suggested 
that the event would bring many pos¬ 
itive benefits to the region and no-one 
should be grumpy about it. 

This shows the classic arrogance of 
those who believe that, because they 
claim they are pursuing their chosen 
pastime in aid of charity, it justifies 
spoiling the enjoyment of a vastly 
larger number of people whose own 
plans for the day are disrupted. 

Of course Birmingham Council sup¬ 
ported this event because they suffered 
minimal road closures and gained lots 
of revenue from the entrants but it was 
left to the rest of us in the Black Coun¬ 


try, Staffordshire and Worcestershire 
to suffer the major disruption. 

I would be interested to know how 
the money which has been raised for 
charities compares with the cost of or¬ 
ganising the event, even before taking 
into account the substantial losses in¬ 
curred by traders prevented from car¬ 
rying out their businesses and those 
forced to travel huge additional dis¬ 
tances to escape from the ring of road 
closures around the Black Country. 
This included front-line NHS workers 
attempting to reach their jobs at the 
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is one 
of the charities the event is supposed 
to support. 

Anyone who wanted to visit friends 


or relatives to the east, west or south 
of the Black Country or spend the day 
in Kinver, Stourport, Bewdley or at the 
Malvern Autumn how had no chance of 
doing so. This is in addition to a num¬ 
ber of sporting events and children’s 
parties which had to be cancelled. 

All this because a bunch of people 
wanted to go for a ride on their bi¬ 
cycles. I think there are an awful lot 
of people who have a perfect right to 
feel grumpy. It has also been com¬ 
mented that it was ‘only for one day’. 
BEWARE, the organisers are already 
saying that they want to make this an 
annual event. 

DAVID ANSCOMBE 

Wollaston 


Cyclists can 
dress to be 
better seen 

AFTER an accident in 
which a woman lost her 
life, the argument about 
cars and cyclists has reared 
its head again. It seems as 
if the advice being given 
out is for motorists to take 
care when opening their car 
doors. 

But what about the cy¬ 
clists? 

Each week, when we are 
making our way to do our 
shopping, we pass a group 
of middle aged to elderly 
cyclists at Summerhill, near 
Kingswinford. Most are 
wearing black. Why wear 
black cycling bottoms or 
shorts? Black clothing with 
reflective stripes is, in my 
opinion, useless. The first 
view of a cyclist to following 
vehicles is the part of the 
body on the saddle - black? 

And do not forget hel¬ 
mets. The head hits the 
ground hard when you fall 
off a bike. 

PETER COLE 
Kingswinford 


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Moving museum and 
gallery is a mistake 

WHATEVER planet is Dudley Council on? 

They want to transform Dudley town to the tune of £41 
million, but why bother when they ripped part of the heart 
out of this very same town when they closed the museum 
and art gallery? 

By moving this attraction to the new archives in Tip- 
ton Road they deprived local people of a very much-loved 
facility. 

This seemed another ploy to move the ‘town centre’ to 
another area, just as they seem to claim Merry Hill belongs 
to Brierley Hill. I really don’t get it. 

MRS L SHELDON 

Dudley 


Thanks for 
support at 
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COULD we just say a very 
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who attended our fun day 
at The Crown, Oldswinford, 
held on August Bank Hol¬ 
iday Sunday in aid of the 
Mary Stevens Hospice. 

This is our thirteenth 
year of holding the event 
and we broke all records, 
raising nearly £30,000 for 
this worthy charity. 

In total, your contribu¬ 
tions have raised around 
£150,000 since we started 
the fundraising and for that 
we can’t thank you enough. 

We would also like to 
thank you to all of the 
neighbours of the pub for 
their patience and under¬ 
standing on what can be 
quite a noisy occasion. 

All we do is for a very wor¬ 
thy cause and we really ap¬ 
preciate your support. 

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IT takes a lot to impress 
Hollywood legend Arnold 
Schwarzenegger - but cake- 
maker extraordinaire Paz 
Heer did just that. 

The cakemaker from Wolver¬ 
hampton-based AB Cakes pro¬ 
duced a Predator-based cake for 
the A-lister’s visit to Birmingham. 

And Schwarzenegger, the star of the 
Predator movie, was so taken with the 
impressive cake that he told Mr Heer 
he had ‘outdone Hollywood’. 

Mr Heer, aged 36, from Essington 


Report by Fiona Smith 


has previously designed cakes for stars 
including Floyd Mayweather, Anthony 
Joshua and Eddie Hall. 

The movie Predator was chosen as 
the theme for Arnie’s visit to Birming¬ 
ham, and also Leeds, to mark it being 
released 30 years ago. 

Mr Heer said: “As soon as I got the 
confirmation I was doing the cake I 
watched it again for research -1 knew 
I had to come up with something dif¬ 
ferent.” 

He spent five days slaving over the 


cake after redesigning it ‘five or six’ 
times. He said he had to turn away 
other business in order to get it fin¬ 
ished on time. 

The design was a mix of sponge 
tiers, icing and also a Predator mask. 
It included UV blood, a mistmaker 
and lasers for a stunning effect. 

Mr Heer added: “I must have 
watched it 10 times in my life and 
I’ve grown up with [Schwarzenegger]. 
He’s just an inspiration and meeting 
him was so cool. 

Seventy-year-old Schwarzenegger 
appeared before 1,000 people at the 
Hilton Birmingham Metropole last 


week for an Experience With event. 
In his hour-long chat, hosted by pre¬ 
senter Charlie Webster, the Austri¬ 
an-born actor told of his rags to riches 
story from his beginnings as a body 
building champion to Hollywood actor 
and of course, his time as Governor of 
California. 

Tickets for the black tie dinner 
event were on sale for between £145 
and £375. However, there were some 
a small number of tickets available at 
£499 (or £749 for two people) for those 
who wanted a handshake and a pho¬ 
tograph with the actor. And 20 people 
could pay £999 for a meet-and-greet 


chat with the star as well as the pho¬ 
tograph at the end of the night. 

He told the audience how filming 
Predator took its toll on him with the 
100F heat in the Mexican jungle and 
how he eventually ended up in hospi¬ 
tal. At the end of the night Arnie was 
given a machete to cut the Predator 
cake. 

Birmingham was one of just two 
UK dates, the other being in Leeds. It 
is the second time Arnie has been in 
Birmingham having appeared at the 
ICC in January last year. Regarding a 
third visit, he did promise British fans 
‘I’ll be back!’. 


Fatal crash 
sparks probe 
by council 

A THREE-VEHICLE crash which 
killed a woman in Dudley has sparked 
an investigation by council bosses 
over road safety. 

Vikki Jones, aged 30, died at the 
scene of the three-car smash in Wood 
Road, Lower Gornal, on Friday night. 
An 11-year-old girl, believed to be her 
daughter, was taken to hospital with 
arm injuries. 

The fatal accident, which took place 
close to Ms Jones’ home, has sparked 
anger from residents who claim their 
calls for traffic calming measures have 
been ignored. Dudley Council says it 
is now investigating. 

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, 
cabinet member for environmental 
services, said: “Our thoughts are with 
the family of the woman who lost her 
life. 

“The circumstances of the accident 
are currently being investigated by 
police, however, as with all serious 
traffic incidents we will be carrying 
out our own investigation.” 

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes 
said: “We are trying to establish ex¬ 
actly what happened, and are ap¬ 
pealing to anyone who witnessed the 
collision, and hasn’t yet spoken to us, 
to contact us.” 

A 21-year-old man arrested on sus¬ 
picion of causing death by dangerous 
driving was released on police bail. 

Design award for 
jewellery graduate 

A GRADUATE from Birmingham 
City University’s school of jewellery 
has won a design award. 

Sophie Lomax, aged 27, won Profes¬ 
sional Jeweller’s young jewellery de¬ 
signer of the year after she impressed 
judges with her designs, including a 
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She graduated in 2012., 





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SCORES of neon-clad fund¬ 
raisers completed a fun run 
in Himley Park for charity. 

Hundreds of people took on 
the 5km Neon Night Run on 
Friday to raise cash for Mary 
Stevens Hospice. 

Hospice chiefs are hoping to re¬ 
peat or better the success of last 
year’s run, which raised more than 
£25,000. 

A statement said: “The Neon 
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we can put into words, and we’ll be 
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soon as we can.” 

Charlotte Schofield, Head of Fund¬ 
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dancing and having fun for hours on 
end with their friends and loved ones 
is such a special thing to be a part of. 

Difference 

“Then, when it’s all over and 
everyone has gone home, the leg¬ 
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they’ve raised will make the most 
incredible difference to the families 
relying on our care. 

“That care is only possible because 
of the amazing people who come to 
the events like Neon, so we’d like to 
say thank you to everyone who made 
this event so wonderful once again.” 

Immediately following the event, 
revellers took to social media to 
praise the hospice for the evening 
and share their stories. 

Laura Fellows, Neon Night 
Run participant, said on Face- 
book: “Thank you for an amazing 
night, you are all truly wonderful 
people.You looked after my Dad with 
the most unbelievable care and com¬ 
passion at what was a terrible time. 
Can’t thank you all enough.” 

Lucy Mahoney, Neon Night Run 
participant, added: “Had a fantastic 
time tonight helping to raise money 
for a very worthy cause, here’s to 
next year’s Neon Night Run!” 

To find out more about other up¬ 
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The Neon Night Run raised more 
than £25,000 in its debut year last 
year, and the final total for 2017 
will be announced once all sponsor¬ 
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Peaky Blinders 
returns to TV 

THE fourth series of Birmingham-set 
1920s gangster drama Peaky Blinders re¬ 
turns to BBC TV next month 

Filming began for the new season in 
March when star Cillian Murphy, who plays 
Tommy Shelby, was spotted on set at the 
Black Country Living Museum. 

Joining him is Charlotte Riley, who plays 
aristocratic widow May Carleton and the 
production will also include the return of 
Tom Hardy, who is Charlotte Riley’s real 
life husband. 

Also in the new series will be top actors 
Adrien Brody and Game of Thrones star 
Aiden Gillen, who played ‘Littlefinger’ in 
the fantasy blockbuster 


Council has brought back 
29 of its redundant staff 


ONE in 12 council workers who were 
made redundant over a two-year 
period at a Black Country authority 
were later re-hired. 

A total of 29 members of staff were 
brought back to either work part-time or 
full-time at Dudley Council, despite having 
received redundancy pay-offs. 

One worker received a pay-off of more than 
£60,000 only then to be brought back on a causal 


basis. Two others received redundancy packages 
of more than £30,000 and nine workers got more 
than £20,000. 

Six of the workers returned to authority 
within just three months of leaving. 

Of the 29 who returned to the authority after 
losing their jobs, 17 were given permanent roles 
while 12 came back on a casual basis. 

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ary of £27,100.Another who was paid £31,900 
received £23,600 redundancy package before re¬ 
turning three months later on a wage of £13,200. 

Dudley Council made 326 staff redundant 
between 2014 and 2016 as it was hit hard by 
budget cuts. 

The authority said it was the role that was 
made redundant rather than the employee, and 
some were offered the chance to return when 
circumstances changed. 


Car vandals go 
on the rampage 

DOZENS of cars were vandalised during 
a 12-hour crime spree in a Black Country 
borough which left a ‘trail of destruction’. 

Vandals smashed up 32 vehicles with 
a baseball bat whilst driving through 
streets in the Tipton and Brandhall areas 
of Sandwell. 

Police chiefs have condemned the ‘ter¬ 
rible incident’ and are appealing for help 
to trace the suspects who are still at large. 

It comes as reports came from the com¬ 
munity about similar vandalism that has 
taken place in recent weeks - with one car 
being torched. The incident took place be¬ 
tween 7pm on September 18 and 7am the 
following day. 


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campaign returns 



A CRIME campaign launched with an action-packed open 
day for all the family at a fire station in the Black Country. 

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is all about partner 
organisations targeting their efforts and providing extra 
reassurance during the darker nights, fireworks and bon¬ 
fire season - a time when crime and anti-social behaviour 
can rise. 

The Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign, now in its 
eighth year, runs for six weeks and includes a focus week 
for each of the six towns in the borough. 

Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE 
officially launched the campaign at a special open day at 
Haden Cross Fire Station in Halesowen on Saturday. 

Visitors were able to get crime prevention advice from 
West Midlands Police and Sandwell Crime Prevention 
Panel, watch a chip pan fire demonstration by West Mid¬ 
lands Fire Service and check out Sandwell Council’s Youth 
Bus promoting young people’s services. 

There was also music from Black Country Radio and dis¬ 
plays on how to get fit and active with Sandwell Leisure 
Trust. Attractions included face painting, a bouncy castle, 
dance, a raffle, refreshments and much more. 

Each town, from Oldbury to West Bromwich, will have a 
focus week during the campaig. 

The fire service’s Jason Jew said: “This campaign is all 
about working together.” 


Links between school 
and firm are praised 

A BLACK Country school has been working in collabora¬ 
tion with a construction company to forge a path for young 
people with learning disabilities. 

The Westminster School, in Rowley Regis, has worked 
with the Supported Internship Programme at Interserve as 
part of a pilot to identify roles where students who attend 
the school would be able to work. 

They identified roles in Facilities Services throughout 
the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in 
Sandwell. Two pupils who were successful, as part of the 
internship pilot in 2016/2017 and have been offered a Sup¬ 
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St James Church was filled with mourners for the funeral of Ryan Passey 


HUNDREDS of mourners 
gathered for the funeral of 
popular local footballer Ryan 
Passey, who was stabbed to 
death in a Stourbridge night¬ 
club. 

The 24-year-old’s funeral was 
held at St James Church in Wol¬ 
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Family, friends and former team¬ 
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mother and father Gill Taylor and Ade 
Passey, and step-father Phil Taylor. 

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for the people around him. In the fu¬ 
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about him. You were my brother, my 
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Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down was 
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growing up were shown, while a video 
of Ryan and Jordan singing ‘every 
little thing gonna be all right’ from 
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley was 
played at the end of the service. 

Family members went on to Stour¬ 
bridge Crematorium, while others 


headed to the Raven pub in Brierley 
Hill to raise a glass in his memory. 

Ryan, from Quarry Bank, died after 
being stabbed at Chicago’s nightclub 
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Brum’s big wheel and 
rink get cold shoulder 

TWO major festive tourist attractions will not be heading 
to Birmingham this year, council chiefs have confirmed. 

The big wheel and ice rink, which are normally set up 
outside Birmingham Rep in Centenary Square, have been 
cancelled. This is a result of the ongoing £10 million re¬ 
vamp of the square, means no space for the Christmas 
events. 

Bosses have been unable to find an alternative site for 
the attractions in the city centre. 

A Birmingham City Council spokesman said: “Because 
of the major refurbishment of Centenary Square, both of¬ 
ficers and the operator have been unable to find an alter¬ 
native site large enough to accommodate the ice rink and 
big wheel.” 

The wheel offered spectacular views over the city. 

Work on the Centenary Square project is not due to be 
finished until next summer. It will have a pool with water 
jets installed and will also be able to host major events with 
43 ‘lighting columns’ illuminating the area at night. 

The German Market - which attracts thousands of vis¬ 
itors to the city centre every year - will go ahead as usual 
in Victoria Square and down New Street from November 
16 to Christmas Eve. 


Double bill tour will 
be Wonder-ful Stuff! 



Two Brum gigs for Jonn Penney, left, and Miles Hunt 

IT’S been 27 years since two of Stourbridge’s finest bands 
- The Wonder Stuff and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin - shared a 
stage, but they will be appearing together in a double-head- 
line tour in 2018. 

The tour celebrating the days when Stourbridge was 
mentioned in the same breath as Manchester and Liverpool 
for its thriving music scene will include two consecutive 
nights at Birmingham’s 02 Academy on April 14 and 15. 

The two bands grew up alongside one another and their 
first ever live show together was on The Wonder Stuffs 
Disco King tour at the long-gone Hummingbird venue in 
Birmingham. 

To celebrate this reunion both bands sold a limited num¬ 
ber of tickets at 1990 prices of just £7. 

With a career spanning more than three decades, The 
Wonder Stuff have sold millions of albums worldwide with 
eight studio releases to date. They had hit singles Size Of A 
Cow and, with comedian Vic Reeves, a cover of Dizzy. The 
band, fronted by Miles Hunt, continue to record and tour 

Formed 30 years ago, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin quickly 
gained a huge fan base after those initial shows with The 
Wonder Stuff and shot straight to number one in the indie 
singles chart in July 1990 with Kill Your Television. The 
Neds, fronted by Jonn Penney, saw their first Sony single 
Happy storm into the Top 20 and their debut album, God 
Fodder, went top five as well as achieving success in the 
USA with the band also gaining a cult following in Japan. 

Joining them will be DJ Graham Crabb from Pop Will 
Eat Itself, another band from the Stourbridge scene. Tick¬ 
ets £30 will be available from tomorrow (Friday) at 9am 
via ticketmaster. 

Football tournament 
scores more cash 

THE organisers of a historic amateur football competition 
have handed over £10,000 to Beacon Centre for the Blind. 

The JW Hunt Cup has run every season since 1926 and 
has raised more than £330,000 for the charity over the 
years. 

It features clubs from across the West Midlands and each 
year the final is held at Molineux. Alex Hamil MBE, cup 
president, said: “We are delighted to be able to present this 
cheque for £10,000 to the Beacon Centre. Beacon is a char¬ 
ity very close to our hearts. 

“We are very proud to have been supporting the same, 
incredibly worthwhile charity for 91 years.” 

Gary Moulder, head of finance at Beacon, added: “We are 
incredibly grateful for the ongoing support from the JW 
Hunt Cup. Without their support we would not be able to 
provide the services and care that local people living with 
sight loss have come to depend on.” 


Cyclist deaths and injuries 
fall by fifth after police blitz 


THE number of cyclists killed 
or seriously injured on West 
Midlands roads has dropped 
by a fifth over the last year. 

This follows an initiative by po¬ 
lice to protect cyclists from dan¬ 
gerous overtaking. 

Operation Close Pass was the idea 
of West Midlands Police who investi¬ 
gated low-cost ways of preventing col¬ 


lisions caused by motorists driving too 
close to cyclists. 

They were the first force in the 
country to use undercover officers in 
plain clothes to look out for dangerous 
activity in this area. 

Helmet 

Dashcam and helmet footage from 
the public is also passed to officers to 
help convict the worst offenders. 


Since the operation was launched 
last year, there has been a 20 per cent 
reduction in cyclists killed or seriously 
injured on the roads. 

More than 175 drivers were pulled 
over and given a lesson in safe over¬ 
taking and 350 prosecutions were 
made using video evidence from the 
public. Also, police cyclists radio de¬ 
tails of ‘close-pass’ drivers for col¬ 
leagues to pull over. 


Soul star Jaki leads 
diversity celebration 

SOUL star Jaki Graham is to lead a weekend celebra¬ 
tion of diversity. The singer will headline the Wolver¬ 
hampton Black History Month launch event tomorrow 
(Friday), before appearing as one of the star performers 
at Wolves Pride the following day. 

Wolves Pride is the largest event of its kind in the 
city’s history. It will take place from noon to 9pm on 
Wulfruna Street, the Civic Centre ceremonial car park, 
St Peter’s car park and the pedestrian area outside the 
University’s Ambika Paul building. 

The sell-out Black History Month launch event at the 
Arena Theatre will feature a hot African-Caribbean buf¬ 
fet before a series of talks and performances. It is the 
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Commercial feature 

Dudley Council is offering help 
to Dudley borough residents who 
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Anyone who is struggling with daily 
life in their home can ask for help. If a 
member of the household of any age 
is having difficulties bathing, getting 
upstairs, even getting into the home, 
help is on offer to adapt the property to 
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Dudley Home Improvement Service, 
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^Lifestyle 


Don’t throw 
away the 
collectibles 
of the future! 


ANTIQUES AND 
COLLECTIBLES 


with John Ridgway of Perry & Phillips 




EVERY time we throw away branded 
packets, tins and bottles we are poten¬ 
tially destroying the collectable items of 
the future! 

Not that I’m suggesting you start hoarding litter - 
but if our ancestors had only known the value of old 
pots and bottles in the future they might have kept a 
few more for their descendants. 

Vintage branded tins, bottles, pots, jars and so on 
are all snapped up today for display around the home. 

You can find all kinds of old bottles to display in a 
kitchen, from those originally containing ginger beer, 
Coca Cola and mineral water to others made for beer, 
whiskey and gin - all look great displayed either indi¬ 
vidually or grouped together. 

It is easy to track down some really nice old biscuit 
tins made by the likes of Huntley & Palmer, tea tins 
produced by Taylors of Harrogate, cocoa tins by Rown- 
tree, chocolate tins by Cadbury and even old Oxo tins 
given to soldiers in the first World War. 

Little pottery jugs made 
for cream are also perfect 
for a kitchen shelf, as are 
those delightful flour con¬ 
tainers made in the shape 
of little bowler-hatted 
men by Homepride - they 
have become hugely col¬ 
lectable. 

Look out for old tooth¬ 
paste jars for a bathroom, 
plus chemists’ bottles 
which again look good 
displayed together (just 
make sure they are empty, 
you don’t want any un¬ 
pleasant Victorian sub¬ 
stances lurking around!). 

Of course there are 
many reproductions of all 
of the items mentioned so 
if you are looking for the 
genuine article check for real signs or wear and tear 
before you buy. 

Authentic pieces will often show signs of use as they 
won’t have been considered as being of any value by 
their original owners. 

And some of them will have been discovered in unu¬ 
sual places like old rubbish tips but don’t worry, they 
will have been thoroughly cleaned prior to sale! 

Perry and Phillips hold valuation days, for sale items 
only, every Wednesday from 10am until 4pm. 

The next Perry and Phillips sale of antiques and 
collectables takes place at the Mill Street saleroom 
on Tuesday, October 3. Viewing will be during 
the weekend and on Monday and also from 10am 
on auction day. New sale bidders are advised 
to attends the saleroom early on auction day to 
register and be allocated a bidding number. Perry 
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other month. 



From weddings to Ascot - hats for all occasions 



Outlandish hats appear at the races 


HATS and fascinators are becoming more 
and more popular to wear at weddings. 

There is plenty of choice. The trends evolve 
and change constantly, there are no runway 
shows to predict the next new style or even 
multiple photos of celebrities wearing the 
newest look. 

Milliners get their ideas from many origins, 
they look at the clothing shown on the world¬ 
wide catwalks and from historical sources 
such as films and books and then create in¬ 
spirational and artistic pieces that can be 
teamed with the hottest clothing designs in 
the shops. 

They are inventors of beautiful creations. 
The top clothing designers often commission 
specialist pieces to complement their contem¬ 
porary designs. 

Horse racing festivals and royal garden par¬ 
ties command the wearing of incredible head- 
wear. The magazines and newspapers include 
photos of the quirky, comical and downright 
ridiculous. 

The great thing about hats is that we can 
all be a little more adventurous when dress¬ 
ing for a special occasion and most of us love 


STYLE FOCUS 5 


I with Janet Timmis 


an excuse to dress up. As with clothing suit¬ 
ing a particular body shape, certain headwear 
styles will suit different shaped faces, some 
people just do not suit hats but the choice of 
head trimmings and sculptures allow every¬ 
one to complete their outfit with a jaunty 
titfer! 

The autumn/winter 2017 emerging styles 
and millinery trends will be halos, beautiful 
smooth circles of colour, crowns sat above 
neat hairstyles and 1920s era turbans and 
headwraps in sumptuous silks, satins and 
sculptured ribbons. 

The crown has been popular over the last 
few seasons and this year they will be bigger 
and more ornate than recently seen, wire- 
work, feathers, beading and floral creations. 
These ideas will also relate to bridal head- 
wear, sumptuous pearl and diamante works 
of art sat above floating tulle veiling. 


Hollywood glamour will be back, vintage 
veiling and net covering the face, simplicity 
teamed with elaborate trimming. In the 1940s 
and 1950s hats would be worn in the daytime 
and evening to complete a look, the accesso¬ 
ries an integral part of the overall outfit. 

The department stores no longer offer the 
choice they have previously displayed. 

There is a company in Stafford called Get 
Ahead Hats, headwear to match any outfit 
and Jape at Trentham Gardens shopping vil¬ 
lage has a range of quirky and colourful de¬ 
signs to suit any occasion. 

Check out the charity shops as well, they 
often have fascinators that have been worn 
once only. Hats, bags and shoes can add a 
touch of something special to any outfit, or as 
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Dr Hugh Quigley’s new book 


IF YOU enjoy a few glasses of 
wine or more every night, and 
believe you can’t relax without 
them, you could be addicted. 

Similarly, if you smoke cannabis or 
take other drugs regularly, and feel 
you actually need to take them to feel 
good or even just OK - these are all 
signs you may be dependent on them. 

It’s no secret that addiction’s can be 
tough to beat - but there are lots of sup¬ 
port resources out there, and anyone who’s 
worried about addictive behaviours should 
speak to their GP, as a first port of call. Ad¬ 
diction expert Dr Hugh Quigley has devised 
a new self-help approach, that sees addic¬ 
tive thinking as a ‘monster’, which you’ll 
effectively need to ‘starve’ in order to over¬ 
come. 

Counsellor and psychotherapist Quigley 
explains his theory in his new book, Starve 
The Monster: A Powerful Process To Kill 
Your Addiction Thinking, targeted at pro¬ 
fessional people who think their substance 
abuse is getting out of hand. 

The process aims to make it easier for 
people to identify what’s going on in their 
addicted mind. “They begin to understand 
they’ve given control over to something in¬ 
side of their own mind, which we call the 
monster,” says Quigley. 

The monster might make you think, ‘I 
can’t relax without a bottle of wine’, but 
Quigley explains: “That is the addiction 


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thinking. The addiction - the monster, 
whatever you want to call it, convinces the 
person that without the substance, they 
cannot function properly.” People usually 
start using small amounts, and then ev¬ 
er-increasing amounts - until they get to a 
point where their body can’t function with¬ 
out the substance, he notes. 

How to starve the monster 

The process has five stages... 

1. Name the monster 

“The first step is naming the monster, 
knowing that this monster, this alcohol, 
drug, whatever monster, is controlling 
you to a certain extent.” says Quigley, who 
struggled with alcohol himself as a young 
adult. So if you’re having two bottles of 
wine five nights a week, your monster is 
the wine monster. 

2. Externalise the monster 

The substance that has control over you 
is external - it’s something you go and buy, 
from the supermarket if it’s wine or whisky, 
or a pharmacist or drug dealer if it’s a drug. 
The idea, says Quigley, is to watch the be¬ 
haviours of the monster and how it subtly 
communicates that it wants. 

3. Understanding monster talk 

How does your monster speak to you? Is 

there something the monster will use in¬ 
side your head to persuade you to get the 
substance and feed it? It could simply be 
boredom, stress, or an unresolved trauma, 
for example. 


Quigley says: “Despair, hopelessness, 
powerlessness, all of these things, whatever 
it is you choose to run as a thought and as a 
feeling is what feeds the monster. You can 
call it negativity if you want, I just call it 
food for the monster.” 

Part of this process is the addicted per¬ 
son rationalising their actions, perhaps 
thinking that just nipping out to buy a few 
bottles of wine ‘won’t do any harm’. “The 
monster will use any excuse,” Quigley ex¬ 
plains. 

4. Recognising monster speak 

The fourth step is where the process is 
consolidated, and you start to recognise 
‘monster speak’ and possibly react differ¬ 
ently to it. “This is where the steps all start 
to come together,” says Quigley, “where 
you know it’s the monster speaking, and 
maybe do something different.” 

5. Starving the monster 

If you successfully navigate the first four 
steps, you’re at the point where you’re 
starving the monster. “The monster is 
getting smaller,” says Quigley. “It does di¬ 
minish because you’re not feeding it. If you 
don’t feed something, it fades away. “ 

Quigley warns that for the first three 
days after stopping your substance misuse, 
you may feel terrible. But after that, the 
body begins to come back to a clear state 
of balance, and you’ll feel much better. But 
be warned that during those three days, the 
monster will do its best to convince you that 
you’ll feel a lot better if you feed it again. 

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The audience can 
enjoy the beat as 
well as enjoying 
the love story 


S he’s as breathless as a 

21-year-old featuring in her 
first production. 

Yet Ruth Madoc is one 
of the most seasoned 
performers in theatre - a 
star who played alongside Richard 
Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter 
O’Toole before becoming a household 
name through TV’s Hi-de-Hi! 

She’s back on the road in a new production of The 
Wedding Singer, which features at Wolverhampton’s 
Grand Theatre from Tuesday until October 7. 

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star 
wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favourite wedding 
singer. When his own fiancee dumps him at the altar a 
seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding as 
disastrous as his own. The hilarious effects play out in 
The Wedding Singer. 

Ruth loves the show: “It’s fantastic. It’s a really good 
high-octane piece. There’s no cynicism. It’s absolutely 
lovely. The audience can sit down and enjoy the beat as 
well as enjoying the love story. It’s very simple but very 
well done.” 

The Wedding Singer stars Jon Robyns, best known for 
Avenue Q, Legally Blonde. 


QUICKLY 


Sweet-natured Julia, (Cassie Compton: X Factor) 
and her best friend Holly try to lure Robbie out of the 
dumpster and back into the limelight? 

But if he doesn’t act quickly, she might head off down 
the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glenn (Ray Quinn: X 
Factor, Dancing On Ice)? However, Grandma Rosie (Ruth) 
seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the 
couple that are meant to be. 

Ruth adds: “It’s a blast. We started it in February 
and are slowly coming towards the end. We played 
Shrewsbury earlier this month and I enjoyed that 
because I’d never played it. Then we’ve got the Grand, in 
Wolverhampton, which I’ve played many times. I’ve 
done all sorts of different things. You name it I’ve 
done it. I did Under Milkwood when the theatre 
was privately owned. The lady that owned it 
owned the Phoenix in London and a theatre in 
Morecombe. That was 1965/66. 
really looking forward to it. 

It’s like a spiritual home.” 

Ruth hits the road 
with her husband 
at the start of a 
production and 
doesn’t look back. 

“It’s a bit like being 
a gypsy. We put 
everything in the back of 
the Santa Fe and just keep 
going. We’re well into our 
70s and my husband 
and I are like two 
old kippers in a 
box.” 

She enjoys 
lining up with 
new stars who are 
gradually carving 
out a career. 

“I’m literally old 
enough to be their 
grandmother. But 
the cast are very 
good, they never 
leave me out just 
because I’m older. 

If they’re going 
out socially they 
always include us. 


I think that’s what I like about this show. And the 
production itself is brilliant. The dancing is just 
marvellous and the choreography is amazing. 
I still get an enormous thrill from just looking 
at the side of the stage and watching it.” 

Ruth has a remarkable CV. And she’s 
continually re-remembering things that 
she’s done in the past. “Funny enough one 
of the guys said to me in the cast last 
night, what did I love? He’d recorded 
something on Film Four. 
It was a film I did with 
Jonathan Pryce and 
I’d forgotten I’d done 
it. It became a cult 
that. That was 
amazing. There’s 
been other stuff 
over the years, 
like the film of 
Fiddler and the 
film of Under 
Milkwood 
with Richard 
Burton, which 
was amazing. 

I was in the 
original.” 

She still purrs 
affectionately 
when she 
remembers 
working with the 
great Richard 
Burton. 

“He was 
fabulous. He 
was absolutely 


super to work with. He didn’t keep himself to himself, he 
mixed with the rest of us. There were all sorts in that: Tim 
Healy, Liz Taylor and Peter O’Toole.” 

TV, film and theatre have been the mainstays of her 
career - and she’s loved them all. “I have enjoyed TV and 
stage equally. I love the stage but I love TV and film too. I 
like it all. I’m greedy.” 

And yet she’s invariably linked with her portrayal of 
Gladys Pugh, in Hi-de-Hi. It’s a role that has never left her 
- and she’s grateful for that. A more recent role, in Little 
Britain, has also followed her around. 

“I’ll never get rid of Gladys but I loved playing her. As 
for Little Britain, well, that was offered to me but when I 
saw the script, my husband said ‘no, it’s rude’. 

“So I sent it my son and he read it and he asked if I’d 
ever seen it. He told me I’d get street cred for doing it, so I 
went for it and here we are.” 

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Bev can't wait to weave 
her panto magic in Brum 


SOUL singer Beverley Knight is making 
her pantomime debut at Birmingham 
Hippodrome - and can’t wait to thrill 
audiences including family and friends 

The singer and West End star will take her panto 
bow as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, alongside 
Emmerdale, Dancing on Ice and Hear’Say star 
Suzanne Shaw, comic and Hippodrome panto regular 
Matt Slack and comedy duo Ceri Dupree and Phil 
Randall, who will play the Ugly Sisters. 

Beverley, from Wolverhampton, said: “I can’t wait. 
My mum and the whole crew will probably be here for 
the first night. All the ingredients are right. I’ll be home 


for Christmas and it’s the UK’s biggest pantomime. I 
couldn’t say no.” 

Beverley saw her first panto at Wolverhampton’s 
Grand Theatre. That, as well as amateur dramatics in 
Wolverhampton and at Highfields School, set her on 
her showbiz path to R&B/pop stardom and leading 
lady in the West End. Now she was looking forward to 
adding another string to her bow. 

“I’m very excited. I love coming back to this part of 
the world, whether it’s the Civic Hall or Symphony Hall 
or the Hippodrome.” 

Music fans can catch Beverley in her more familiar 
role when she brings her rescheduled I Love Soulsville 
tour to Birmingham Symphony Hall on October 8. 


Lorde above it's a 
busy week of gigs 


POP star Lorde was an 
instant success at the 
age of 16 with her debut 
album Pure Heroine and 
her breakthrough hit single 
Royals in 2013. 

Royals topped the singles chart 
on both sides of the Atlantic and 
the album hit the nol spot in more 
than 20 countries, winning her two 
Grammy Awards. 

The New Zealander, whose 
actual name is Ella Marija Lani 
Yelich-O’Connor, provided the lead 
single, Yellow Flicker Beat, for the 
soundtrack to The Hunger Games: 
Mockingjay Part 1 in 2014. 


She’s back with second album 
Melodrama and hit tracks Green 
Light and Perfect Places. Her 
latest song, Homemade Dynamite, 
features a remix with Post Malone, 
SZA and, her tour show opener, 
Khalid. The Kiwi pop sensation, 
pictured, will be in concert for a full 
house at Birmingham 02 Academy 
on Sunday. 

The Superskas are at the 
Newhampton Arts Centre in 
Wolverhampton tomorrow night 
(Friday). Nashville psych-rock outfit 
All Them Witches play Digbeth’s 02 
Institute 3 on Saturday, when DJ 
Shadow plays its main room and 
New Found Glory the 02 Academy. 



Sharleen 
Spiteri brings 

Texas to Symphony Hall on Sunday, 
The Kentucky Headhunters bring 
southern rock to Robin 2 Bilston 
on Monday. London hip-hop artist 
Loyle Carner is at the 02 Institute 
Tuesday. On Wednesday Martin 
Turner from Wishbone Ash is at the 
Robin 2, while Ireland’s The Strypes 
rock 02 Academy. Former Moody 
Blues frontman Justin Hayward 
is at Birmingham Town Hall next 
Thursday. Squeeze play Symphony 
Hall next Friday and Saturday with 9 
Below Zero, while trio Arcane Roots 
top a triple bill at Wolverhampton 
Slade Rooms next Friday. 


Dan and Jess in 
concert together 


Singer-songwriter Dan 

Whitehouse, from 

Wolverhampton, is touring j J 

with folk/roots balladeer M V \ 

Jess Morgan including M 1 

a gig in Edgbaston 1 ^ I 

next Friday, October 1 ^J 

6. Dan has toured with \ H m 

Eddi Reader and Boo 

Hewerdine, and opened 

for Joan As Police Woman. 

His latest album is That’s 

Where I Belong. They will be perform at the MAC 
in Cannon Hill Park. See macbirmingham.co.uk. 
Meanwhile, acclaimed folk duo Megson are at the 
Red Lion in Kings Heath this Wednesday. 


Always look on bright 
side of Spamalot 

There’s a lot of Spamalot about over the next 
few weeks and that will get Monty Python fans 
looking on the bright side of life. Two productions 
of the hit musical by former Python (and former 
Wolverhampton schoolboy) Eric Idle will be vying for 
audiences in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. 

A new touring production of the show ‘lovingly 
ripped-off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ 
will be bringing killer rabbits and knights that say 
‘Nil’ to Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre from 
Tuesday to the following Saturday, October 7. Then, 
at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre October 10 to 14, 
South Staffs Operatic Company present their version 
with sometime Fizzog James Collins as put-upon 
servant Patsy. Sisters Natasha Bennett-lnce and Lexie 
Bennett will share the role of the Lady of the Lake. 


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Halesowen Chronicle Thursday, September 28, 2017 




Stop All the Clocks: WH 
Auden in an Age of Anxiety 
(BBC2,9pm) 

In 1982, documentary maker 
Adam Low directed The Auden 
Landscape, the first filmic 
portrait of WH Auden to come in 
the wake of his death in 1973. 
Now, 35 years later, Low turns 
his focus back to Auden, to 
identify how the poet, who 
began as an emerging star of 
the literary scene of 1930s 
Britain, came to create verses 
that would resonate as well in 
the 21st century as they did in 
the 20th. Auden's work enjoyed 
a surge of popularity following 
its application to a poignant 
scene in Four Weddings and a 
Funeral, and a poem with which 
he had a particularly troubled 
relationship became an anthem 
of grief for the people of New 
York following the 9/11 terror 
attacks. 


BBC1 


6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen 
Live. 11.30 The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort 
Food. (R) 12.00 Football Focus. 1.00 
BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Rugby 
League: Super League Play-Off 
Highlights. 2.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 3.15 
Escape to the Country. (R) 4.00 Final 
Score. 5.10 Invictus Games 2017. 5.40 
BBC News. 5.50 Regional Programme. 
6.00 Pointless Celebrities. Alexander 
Armstrong and Richard Osman 
present. 

6.45 Strictly Come Dancing. Last 
week, the pro-celebrity couples 
were given their first chance to 
show off their dancing prowess, 
and received a taste of what to 
expect from incoming judge 
Shirley Balias and veteran 
adjudicators Craig Revel Horwood, 
Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell, 
as they assess their prepared 
routines. This weekend, though, 
the competition really gets under 
way. Tess Daly and Claudia 
Winkleman present the first live 
show of the series, as the scores 
awarded to the 15 couples in the 
previous round are added to those 
given out following this week’s 
performances. These combined 
scores will determine which 
contestants could be facing the 
boot tomorrow evening. 

Ultimately, though, the decision 
will lie with viewers at home, who 
are given a chance to have their 
say via a public vote. 

8.50 Casualty. Connie tries to take her 
mind off her health concerns by 
helping Ethan improve his 
teaching abilities, and Elle regrets 
swearing off men when bonds 
with a young patient’s father. 

9.40 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Rory and Dino 
have a bust-up, Mark and Betty 
announce they are leaving for 
Australia right away and a phone 
call causes the Brown children to 
suspect one of them may be 
adopted. (R) 

10.10 BBC News; Weather.; National 
Lottery Update. 

10.30 Match of the Day. Gary Lineker 
presents highlights of the latest 
Premier League matches, 
including Chelsea v Manchester 
City and Huddersfield Town v 
Tottenham Hotspur. 

11.55 The NFL Show. The major stories 
shaping the NFL world. 

12.25 Film: The Salton Sea. (2002) 2.00 
Weather for the Week Ahead. 2.05 BBC 
News. 


BBC2 


6.15 How We Won the War. (R) 6.45 
Coast. (R) 7.30 Film: Herbie Goes 
Bananas. (1980) 9.00 Saturday Mash- 
Up!: Saturday Mash-Up! 9.10 Saturday 
Mash-Up!: Danger Mouse. 9.35 
Saturday Mash-Up!: Danger Mouse. 
10.00 Saturday Mash-Up!: The Next 
Step. 10.20 Saturday Mash-Up!: The 
Next Step. 11.00 Natural World. (R) 
12.00 Rick Stein’s Long Weekends. (R) 

I. 00 Flog It! 1.30 Mastermind. (R) 2.00 
University Challenge. (R) 2.30 Only 
Connect. (R) 3.00 Rowing: World 
Championships. 5.30 Gardeners’ World. 
(R) 

6.30 The Big Family Cooking 
Showdown. Hearty helpings and 
Persian-inspired cuisine are the 
order of the day, as the Bellamores 
of South Wales face the Bellamys 
of Dorset in the penultimate round 
of heats. (R) 

7.30 Front Row. Nikki Bedi s joined in 
discussion by Ian Hislop, and 
street artist Bambi tours the new 
Jean-Michael Basquiat exhibition. 
Plus, Amercan pop duo Sparks 
perform live. 

8.00 Britain Afloat. New series. Mary- 
Ann Ochota explores the history of 
river boats in Britain, beginning 
with Thames barges, which were 
used from Victorian times through 
to the early 20th century. 

8.30 Dad’s Army. Mainwaring and 
Wilson decide to recruit women 
into the platoon to take care of the 
less demanding tasks, but the 
captain loses his heart to an 
attractive widow. (R) 

9.00 Stop All the Clocks: WH Auden in 
an Age of Anxiety. Adam Low 
explores the contemporary 
relevance of the poetry of WH 
Auden, with help from Alan 
Bennett, Polly Clark, Alexander 
McCall Smith, Richard Curtis and 
more. 

10.00 Kate Tempest Presents. Live 
poetry and performance at the 
BBC’s inaugural Contains Strong 
Language festival in Hull. 

10.30Later — with Jools Holland. New 
series. With Liam Gallagher, 
Benjamin Clementine and Jimmy 
Webb. 

II. 35 Film: The Edge of Love. (2008) 

Fact-based period drama about the 
unlikely friendship between the 
wife and lover of poet Dylan 
Thomas. Starring Keira Knightley. 

1.20 Film: Trishna. (2011) 3.05 This Is 
BBC Two. 


ITV 


6.00 CITV: Sooty. 6.10 Grizzly Tales for 
Gruesome Kids. (R) 6.20 Grizzly Tales 
for Gruesome Kids. (R) 6.35 Dino Dan: 
Trek’s Adventures. (R) 6.45 Super 4. (R) 
7.00 Mission Employable. (R) 7.05 
Oddbods. (R) 7.10 Ultimate Spider-Man: 
Web Warriors. 7.30 Scrambled!: 
Scrambled! 7.35 Scrambled!: The Tom 
and Jerry Show. (R) 7.50 Scrambled!: 
Fangbone. (R) 8.10 Scrambled!: The 
Powerpuff Girls. (R) 8.30 Scrambled!: 
Thunderbirds Are Go. 9.00 Scrambled!: 
Adventure Time. 9.25 ITV News. 9.30 
Saturday Morning with James Martin. 

11.25 The Hungry Sailors. (R) 12.20 ITV 
News; Weather. 12.25 Midsomer 
Murders. (R) 2.25 Catchphrase. (R) 3.10 
The X Factor. (R) 4.10 Thunderbirds Are 
Go. (R) 4.40 Little Big Shots. (R) 5.35 
Regional Programme; Weather.5.45 ITV 
News; Weather. 

6.00 Cannonball. Andrew Flintoff hosts 
the action-packed game show. 
7.00 The Family Chase. Bradley Walsh 
hosts as the O’Hares from 
Liverpool face a general 
knowledge duel against one of 
show’s professional quizzers. 

8.00 The X Factor. The nationwide 
auditions are now over, having 
introduced the UK to the likes of 
Irish busker brothers Sean and 
Conor Price, and new dad Sam 
Black, who turned up to the first 
round of auditions with his partner 
and baby son in tow. Now, the 
long-list of would-be pop icons 
has been assembled, and Dermot 
O’Leary presents as the Boot 
Camp stage of this year’s contest 
begins. Judges Simon Cowell, 
Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon 
Osbourne and Louis Walsh set the 
contestants a series of tests to 
demonstrate their ability to sing 
and dance, with the outcome 
deciding who gets to go through 
to this year’s Six Chair Challenge. 
First, the competitors must race to 
the Wall of Songs, where they 
must choose a tune to perform in 
a group of four. If their ensembles 
are successful, the stars-in- 
training will progress to the next 
stage of Boot Camp - the Arena 
Auditions. 

9.30 The Jonathan Ross Show. The 

host is joined in the studio by US 
actress and singer Demi Lovato. 

10.30 ITV News; Weather. 

10.45 Film: American Pie 2. (2001) 
Comedy sequel, with Jason Biggs. 

12.40 Jackpot247.3.00 The Hungry 
Sailors. (R) 3.50 ITV Nightscreen. 


CHANNEL 4 


6.00 Nic Hamilton’s Racing Dream. (R) 

6.55 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix 
Practice 3 Live. 8.25 FI Meets Nigel 
Mansell. (R) 8.55 Formula 1 Malaysian 
Grand Prix Qualifying Live. 11.45 
World’s Most Expensive Cars. (R) 12.40 
The Simpsons. (R) 1.05 The Simpsons. 
(R) 1.30 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix 
Qualifying. Another chance to see the 
Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying session. 

3.30 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. (R) 

4.30 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. (R) 

5.35 Location, Location, Location. (R) 

6.30 Channel 4 News. 

7.00 Britain’s Ancient Tracks with Tony 
Robinson. The Time Team 
veteran’s tour of Britain’s ancient 
trackways continues, as he 
ventures along Offa’s Dyke, the 
earthwork pathway that roughly 
runs the length of the border 
between England and Wales. 
Following in the footsteps of the 
likes of William Wordsworth, Tony 
makes a journey that takes in the 
site of what some believe could be 
the final resting place of King 
Arthur, and brings him face to face 
with Wales’s fearsome dragon. He 
also ponders the worth of a gold 
coin issued by King Offa, the 
Mercian monarch who is thought 
to have ordered the path’s 
construction in the eighth century. 
8.00 WWII’s Great Escapes: The 

Freedom Trails. Monty Halls tells 
the story of how 33 SAS soldiers 
parachuted into Nazi-occupied 
northern Italy to carry out 
unpredictable rapid attacks, 
causing chaos among the fascist 
ranks. 

9.00 Film: Now You See Me. (2013) 
Four magicians use their lavish 
stage shows as cover for a series 
of seemingly impossible heists, 
and give away the money they 
steal to their audiences. An FBI 
agent assembles a team of experts 
to discover how the baffling 
robberies are committed and what 
the secret agenda behind the 
crime spree is. Crime thriller, 
starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark 
Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Isla 
Fisher. 

11.15Film: Transcendence. (2014) A 
scientist is assassinated, but 
resurrected as an artificial 
intelligence that makes horrific 
plans for the human race. Sci-fi 
drama, with Johnny Depp. 

1.20 The Last Leg. (R) 2.15 Hollyoaks. 

4.20 Location, Location, Location. (R) 


CHANNEL 5 


6.00 Milkshake! 10.10 Teenage Mutant 
Ninja Turtles. (R) 10.45 Cats Make You 
Laugh Out Loud 2. (R) 11.40 On 
Benefits: Depressed, Stressed and 
Repossessed. (R) 12.40 Nightmare 
Tenants: Get Out of My House. (R) 1.35 
Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords. (R) 

2.35 The Nightmare Neighbour Next 
Door. (R) 3.35 The Nightmare Neighbour 
Next Door. (R) 4.35 5 News Weekend. 

4.40 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away. (R) 

5.35 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away. (R) 

6.35 Film: The Fifth Element. (1997) 

In the 23rd century, the world 
faces destruction from a 
seemingly unstoppable force of 
pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York 
cab driver encounters a 
mysterious woman destined to 
save the Earth from its fate, and 
has to protect her from a 
scheming arms dealer and a horde 
of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson’s 
sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce 
Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary 
Oldman. 

7.35 5 News Update. 

7.40 Film: The Fifth Element. (1997) 

In the 23rd century, the world 
faces destruction from a 
seemingly unstoppable force of 
pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York 
cab driver encounters a 
mysterious woman destined to 
save the Earth from its fate, and 
has to protect her from a 
scheming arms dealer and a horde 
of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson’s 
sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce 
Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary 
Oldman. 

9.00 Football on 5: The Championship. 

Colin Murray introduces highlights 
from the weekend’s games, 
including Cardiff City v Derby 
County, Ipswich Town v Bristol 
City, and Reading v Norwich City. 
10.00 Football on 5: Goal Rush. Colin 
Murray introduces all the goals 
from the weekend’s games in 
Leagues One and Two, including 
Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers, 
and Exeter City v Morecambe. 
10.25 Film: Jumper. (2008) A man with 
the ability to teleport is hunted by a 
secret religious society determined 
to wipe out all of his kind. Fantasy 
thriller, with Hayden Christensen 
and Samuel L Jackson. 

12.05 SuperCasino. 3.10 Film: Throw 
Momma from the Train. (1987)4.40 
Access. (R) 4.50 Divine Designs. (R) 

5.20 Wildlife SOS. (R) 5.45 Chinese 
Food in Minutes. (R) 


DIGITAL 


BBC Four 

7.00 The Incredible Human Journey 8.00 
Wild China 9.00 Black Lake 10.25 James 
May: The Reassembler 11.25 Top of the 
Pops: 198412.30 Sammy Davis Jr: The 
Kid in the Middle 1.30 Bombay Railway 

2.30 Wild China 3.30 Close 
ITV2 

11.30 The X Factor 12.35 Take Me Out 

1.55 Film: Babe (1995) 2.55 FYI Daily 
3.00 Film: Babe (1995) 3.45 Film: The 
Smurfs 2 (2013) 4.45 FYI Daily 4.50 
Film: The Smurfs 2 (2013) 5.50 Film: 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
(2012) 6.50 FYI Daily 6.55 Film: The 
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 
9.00 Film: The Hangover (2009) 10.00 
FYI Daily 10.05 Film: The Hangover 
(2009) 11.10 Family Guy 12.35 American 
Dad! 1.05 Celebrity Juice 1.50 Bromans 

2.40 Totally Bonkers Guinness World 
Records 2.55 Teleshopping 5.55 ITV2 
Nightscreen 

ITV3 

11.40 Hidden Treasure 1.45 Rosemary & 
Thyme 2.45 Foyle’s War 7.00 Midsomer 
Murders 11.05 My Boy Jack 1.05 On the 
Buses 2.00 ITV3 Nightscreen 2.30 
Teleshopping 

ITV4 

1.30 ITV Racing Live. Coverage of today’s 
race meetings at Newmarket and 
Haydock Park. 4.00 Pawn Stars 4.25 
Film: The Dam Busters (1954) 5.25 FYI 
Daily 5.30 Film: The Dam Busters (1954) 
7.00 Hornblower9.20 Film: Heartbreak 
Ridge (1986) 10.20 FYI Daily 10.25 Film: 
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) 12.00 Film: 
Falling Down (1993) 1.00 FYI Daily 1.05 
Film: Falling Down (1993) 2.15 The Car 
Chasers 2.40 Football’s Greatest: Diego 
Maradona 2.50 ITV4 Nightscreen 3.00 
Teleshopping 

E4 

I. 00 Film: Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) 

2.55 Don’t Tell the Bride 4.00 The Great 
British Bake Off 5.15 The Great British 
Bake Off: An Extra Slice 6.00 The Big 
Bang Theory 8.00 Film: Volcano (1997) 
10.00 Film: Dredd (2012) 11.55 The 
Inbetweeners 1.00 Celebs Go Dating 
4.00 How I Met Your Mother 4.45 
Rude(ish)Tube 

Film4 

II. 00 A Monster in Paris (2011) 1.00 
Ramona and Beezus (2010) 3.05 
Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) 4.55 Dr 
Dolittle (1998) 6.35 The Day After 
Tomorrow (2004) 9.00 Transformers: 
Dark of the Moon (2011) 12.00 
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) 
1.45 Come Drink with Me (1966)3.45 
Close 


COMMERCIAL FEATURE 


FANTASTIC CARVERY 7 DAYS A WEEK 



T hey always say never judge a book by its 
cover so we decided to check out The Park 
Lane Tavern in Colley Gate, and I have to say 
what was on offer in there was a total surprise. 

It serves a carvery option 7 days a week from 
midday which consists of a choice of 4 meats, 
turkey, beef, pork and gammon and accompanied 
by stuffing, Yorkshire puddings and up to 12 
vegetables, topped off with what they call their 
“secret recipe gravy” known also as what mother 
used to make! All this for just £4.99 for a lunchtime 
meal or £5.99 evenings and Saturdays and £7.99 for 



Sunday lunch represents extremely good value by 
today’s standards. 

They also don’t forget their mini diners with ‘Kids 
Eat Free’ Monday to Saturday between 3pm and 
6pm and during school holidays it’s All Day Monday 
to Saturday. 


But it doesn’t stop their they also have a full main 
menu consisting of the classic pub favourites such 
as steaks, mixed grills, burgers and fish and chips, 
where the fish would not be out of place in any issue 
of ‘Moby Dick’. To finish is there very tempting 
dessert menu, that’s if you have room after the size 
of meals you get at The Park Lane Tavern. 

Then if that’s not enough choice for you you 
can also choose for the breakfast which is served 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 08.30am until 
11.00am. Their breakfast is a buffet style ‘All you 
can eat’ with enough choice to satisfy any diner 
from eggs 2 ways, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, 
baked beans, hash browns, black pudding, grilled 
fresh tomatoes, toast & fried bread. There’s 
even jam for your toast if you still not full after 
all that. 

Half Price Monday 

They also host special evenings like their ‘Half Price 
Monday’ which has proven to be very popular, and 



why not, already reasonably priced selected main 
meals off their main menu (which includes steaks) 
at half price served between 5pm and 8pm every 
Monday. Also their psychic evenings where for £15 
you get a reading from a medium and a carvery, for 
those believers amongst you that must be a bargain. 

You get a very friendly feeling when you enter The 
Park Lane Tavern and that’s mostly down to the staff. 
Happy to see you and always keen to help. They have 


a lot of regular customers and it’s been known for a 
customer’s drink to be poured and waiting for them 
before they reach the bar, you don’t see that at many 
places nowadays. 

There are no airs or graces at The Park Lane Tavern, 
you get delicious food at great prices served by happy 
staff in a comfortable environment. No wonder this 
place has people returning time after time. 


























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CHOICE 



Ant Middleton 


Escape 

(Channel 4,8pm) 

New series. A group of five 
engineers is stranded in the 
desert with the wreckage from a 
simulated plane crash and 
must use it to build a new 
vehicle to return to civilisation 
in. The team consists of an 
aerobatic pilot, a traditional 
craftsman, an aerospace 
engineer and two mechanical 
engineers. They must complete 
their task without access to a 
workshop and using improvised 
tools - while food and water are 
in short supply. Survival expert 
and former special forces 
soldier Ant Middleton is on 
hand to oversee the project. 


5.00 Breakfast. 7.35 Match of the Day. 
(R) 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 
Sunday Morning Live. 11.00 Regional 
Programme. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 

I. 00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Money 
for Nothing. (R) 2.00 Escape to the 
Country. (R) 3.00 Points of View. 3.15 
Songs of Praise. 3.50 How to Stay 
Young. (R) 4.50 Invictus Games 2017. 
5.50 BBC News. 

6.05 Regional Programme. 

6.15 Countryfile. Ellie Harrison 
presents the show from the 
Yorkshire border of the Peak 
District, following in the footsteps 
of the Clarion Ramblers, England’s 
first working men’s walking 
society. She also meets surviving 
members of the ramblers, and a 
poet and songwriter who has been 
inspired by the group’s 
guidebooks. Plus, Tom Heap 
reports on the future of Sheffield’s 
trees. 

7.15 Strictly Come Dancing: The 
Results. Pro-celebrity contest in 
which sets of partners battle it out 
to convince judges and viewers 
they can trip the light fantastic. 

8.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona Bruce 
presents the show from Minehead 
Railway Station. Among the 
objects brought in to be valued are 
a bracelet with a connection to the 
Russian royal family, photographs 
of the Beatles taken during the 
filming of A Hard Day’s Night, and 
a bronze sculpture by Rodin, 
which proves a surprise to both 
the owner and the experts. 

9.00 The Last Post. New series. Drama 
about military police and their 
families faced with political and 
personal conflicts in a 1960s 
British colony on the Red Sea 
coast. An officer and his wife 
arrive in Aden, where he is to 
replace a much-loved captain. 
Starring Jessie Buckley and 
Jeremy Neumark Jones. 

10.00 BBC News. 

10.20 Regional Programme. 

10.30 Match of the Day 2. Mark 
Chapman reviews the latest 
Premier League action, featuring 
Newcastle United v Liverpool, 
Everton v Burnley and Arsenal v 
Brighton & Hove Albion. 

II. 35 The Women’s Football Show. A 

look at the biggest issues in the 
women’s game. 

12.10 Weatherforthe Week Ahead. 

12.15 BBC News. 


6.00 Great British Garden Revival. (R) 
7.00 Gardeners’ World. (R) 8.00 The 
Beechgrove Garden. 8.30 Countryfile. 

(R) 9.30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites - 
Sunday Edition. 11.00 Athletics: Great 
Scottish Run. 1.45 NFL Live: New 
Orleans Saints v Miami Dolphins. 
Coverage of the match (Kick-off 
2.30pm). 

6.00 Rugby League Super League 
Playoff Highlights. Tanya Arnold 
presents highlights of the crucial 
clash, as the sides that finished in 
fourth and fifth in the Super 8s 
Qualifiers battled fora place in 
next season’s Super League. 

7.00 Russia with Simon Reeve. The 
adventurer embarks on a journey 
across the world’s biggest country, 
taking him from the snow-capped 
volcanoes of the far east, through 
some of the remotest parts of the 
planet, to the great cities of the 
west, Moscow and St Petersburg. 

(R) 

8.00 Astronauts: Do You Have What It 
Takes? The finalists go to the 
shuttle landing facility on Florida’s 
Space Coast, where they 
experience weightlessness for the 
first time, have their motor skills 
put to the test at 30,000 feet and 
are confronted with the dangers of 
space travel. They also undergo 
further training at a NASA 
underwater facility before Chris 
Hadfield reveals who the panel 
have chosen as the winner. Last in 
the series. 

9.00 Dragons’ Den. Deborah Meaden, 
Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej 
Lalvani and Jenny Campbell 
assess the profit-making potential 
of three more business ideas - a 
range of boxing technology, a 
coffee business that may be on 
shaky ground financially, and a 
female fashion advisor offering a 
new look to male clients. Evan 
Davis presents. 

10.00 Dawn French Live: 30 Million 
Minutes. A recording of the 
comedienne’s critically acclaimed 
one-woman show, which takes her 
audience on a journey through her 
life’s experiences. Previously seen 
on BBC Four. 

11. 55 Film: Isn’t She Great. (2000) 
Biopic of novelist Jacqueline 
Susann, author of the best-selling 
novel, Valley of the Dolls. Starring 
Bette Midler. 

1.25 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 2.25 
Holby City. (R) 3.25 This Is BBC Two. 


6.00 CITV: Sooty. 6.10 Grizzly Tales for 
Gruesome Kids. (R) 6.20 Grizzly Tales 
for Gruesome Kids. (R) 6.35 Dino Dan: 
Trek’s Adventures. (R) 6.45 Super 4. (R) 
7.00 Mission Employable. (R) 7.05 
Oddbods. (R) 7.10 Thunderbirds Are Go. 
(R) 7.30 Scrambled!: Scrambled! 7.35 
Scrambled!: The Tom and Jerry Show. 
(R) 7.50 Scrambled!: Mr Bean: The 
Animated Series. (R) 8.10 Scrambled!: 
Ben 10. (R) 8.30 Scrambled!: Be Cool, 
Scooby-Doo! (R) 9.05 Scrambled!: 
Adventure Time. 9.25 ITV News. 9.30 
Best Walks with a View with Julia 
Bradbury. (R) 10.00 Peston on Sunday. 

10.55 Amazing Animal Births. (R) 11.25 
Robson Green’s Coastal Lives. (R) 11.55 
Bigheads. (R) 12.55 ITV News; Weather. 

I. 00 ITV Racing Live: Prix de I’Arc de 
Triomphe. Coverage of the prestigious 
meeting from Chantilly. 3.30 The X 
Factor. (R) 5.00 Victoria. (R) 

6.00 Regional Programme; Weather. 
6.10 ITV News; Weather. 

6.30 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. Ben 
Shephard presents a celebrity 
edition of the quiz, in which Alan 
Johnson, Katherine Ryan and 
Jimmy Bullard answer questions 
to win turns on an arcade-style 
machine. 

7.30 The X Factor. Dermot O’Leary 
presents the Boot Camp stage of 
this year’s contest. Judges Simon 
Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, 

Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh 
set the contestants a series of 
tests to demonstrate their ability to 
sing and dance, with the outcome 
deciding who gets to go through 
to this year’s Six Chair Challenge. 

9.00 Victoria. The queen is horrified by 
news of famine sweeping Ireland, 
and tries to persuade the 
government to take action. 
However, Peel is reluctant to get 
involved, fearing that sending aid 
will destabilise his own party. The 
crisis soon strikes at the heart of 
the royal household, while a 
determined Reverend turns up on 
Victoria’s doorstep, demanding 
help for his parish. 

10.05 ITV News; Weather. 

10.20 Peston on Sunday. (R) 

II. 20 Liar. Laura Nielson and Andrew 

Earlham find themselves 
entangled in a web of deceit and 
confusion after they enjoy a date 
together. (R) 

12.15 Jackpot247. 3.00 Motorsport UK. 
3.50 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy 
Kyle Show. (R) 


6.05 The King of Queens. (R) 6.30 Motor 
Sport: British GT. 7.00 Formula 1 
Malaysian Grand Prix Live Build-Up. 

7.35 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix 
Live. 10.00 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand 
Prix Live Reaction. 10.45 Sunday 
Brunch. 1.30 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand 
Prix Re-run. 4.15 The Crystal Maze. (R) 

5.15 The Great British Bake Off. (R) 

6.30 Channel 4 News. 

7.00 Escape to the Chateau. Dick gets 
to work on the walled garden in the 
spring and buys a mini tractor for 
the job - but it may not fit through 
the gate. Angel designs another 
suite, with black walls and mosaic 
mirrors, and decorates the entire 
dining room with blossoms so a 
guest can make a special wedding 
proposal. The couple also consider 
the possibility of truffle farming. 
8.00 Escape. New series. A group of 
five engineers is stranded in the 
desert with the wreckage from a 
simulated plane crash and must 
use it to build a vehicle to escape 
in. With Ant Middleton. 

9.00 Electric Dreams: The Commuter. 
A railway station employee is 
desperately unhappy both in his 
thankless job and his unhappy 
home life. His son’s psychotic 
disorder has become an 
unbearable burden, and is driving 
him and his wife apart. Everything 
changes when a passenger 
requests a ticket to a town that 
does not exist. He becomes 
tempted to follow her route in the 
hope that this mysterious 
destination may be the only place 
where he can escape the 
frustrations of his life once and for 
all. Starring Timothy Spall and 
Tuppence Middleton. 

10.05 Boris Johnson: Blond Ambition. 
Documentary following the first 14 
months of the Conservative MP’s 
time as foreign secretary, and 
examining what his political 
ambitions may hold for the future. 
11.00 Film: The Three Musketeers. 

(2011) A hot-headed swordsman 
and a trio of royal guards fight to 
foil a plan to overthrow the king of 
France. Swashbuckling adventure, 
with Logan Lerman and Milla 
Jovovich. 

1.10 WWII’s Great Escapes: The 
Freedom Trails. (R) 2.05 Britain’s Ancient 
Tracks with Tony Robinson. (R) 3.00 
Location, Location, Location. (R) 4.00 
Gillette World Sport. 4.25 KOTV Boxing 
Weekly. 4.55 Too Many Cooks. (R) 


CHANNEL 5 


6.00 Milkshake!: Poppy Cat. 6.10 Little 
Princess. (R) 6.25 Mr Men. (R) 6.35 
Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 6.40 Milkshake! 
Bopping About. (R) 6.45 Simon. (R) 

6.50 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.55 Wissper. (R) 
7.00 Bob the Builder. (R) 7.15 Fireman 
Sam. (R) 7.35 Paw Patrol. (R) 7.55 Blaze 
and the Monster Machines. (R) 8.20 
Noddy: Toyland Detective. (R) 8.35 
Floogals. (R) 8.55 Ben and Holly’s Little 
Kingdom. (R) 9.05 Shimmerand Shine. 
(R) 9.20 Digby Dragon. (R) 9.35 Peppa 
Pig. (R) 9.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 9.55 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (R) 10.30 
Football on 5: The Championship. (R) 

11.30 Football on 5: Goal Rush. (R) 
12.00 Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud. 
(R) 12.30 Film: Bewitched. (2005) 2.30 
Film: Leap Year. (2010) 4.20 Film: 
Serendipity. (2001) Romantic drama, 
starring Kate Beckinsale and John 
Cusack. 5.20 5 News Update. 5.25 Film: 
Serendipity. (2001) 

6.05 Film: Jack the Giant Slayer. 

(2013) Premiere. A farm boy joins 
a band of knights on a mission to 
rescue a princess from a kingdom 
of giants in the sky. Fantasy 
adventure, starring Nicholas Hoult 
and Ewan McGregor. 

7.05 5 News Update. 

7.10 Film: Jack the Giant Slayer. 

(2013) Premiere. Concluded. 

8.00 Aviva Premiership Rugby 

Highlights. Mark Durden-Smith 
and David Flatman introduce 
action from the fifth round of 
matches, including Leicester 
Tigers v Exeter Chiefs, 
Northampton Saints v Harlequins, 
and Wasps v Bath. 

8.55 5 News Weekend. 

9.00 Film: The Expendables 3. (2014) 
Soldier of fortune Barney Ross 
recruits a new team to battle an 
arms dealer with a score to settle. 
Action thriller sequel, starring 
Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson. 
10.005 News Update. 

10.05Film: The Expendables 3. (2014) 
Concluded. 

11.25 Film: Under Siege. (1992) A 

veteran US Navy Seal working on a 
battleship as a cook leaps into 
action to liberate the vessel from 
terrorists. Action adventure, 
starring Steven Seagal and Tommy 
Lee Jones. 

1.20 SuperCasino. 3.10 Film: Against All 
Flags. (1952) 4.35 Chinese Food in 
Minutes. (R) 4.50 Divine Designs. (R) 

5.20 Wildlife SOS. (R) 5.45 Chinese 
Food in Minutes. (R) 


DIGITAL 


BBC Four 

7.00 Robins of Eden 7.10 Betjeman and 
Me 8.00 Cornwall’s Native Poet: Charles 
Causley 9.00 Men Who Sleep In Cars 
10.00 Child in Mind 11.00 Rhymes, Rock 
and Revolution-The Story of 
Performance Poetry 12.00 Acoustic at 
the BBC 1.00 Bombay Railway 2.00 
Treasures of Ancient Greece 3.00 
Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines 4.00 Close 
ITV2 

11.05 2Awesome: Ready, Set, Style 

11.15 2Awesome: Third Wheel 11.45 
The X Factor 1.15 You’ve Been Framed! 
Family Special 1.55 Film: The Flintstones 
in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) 2.55 FYI Daily 
3.00 Film: The Flintstones in Viva Rock 
Vegas (2000) 3.45 Film: Happy Feet 
(2006) 4.45 FYI Daily 4.50 Film: Happy 
Feet (2006) 5.55 Film: The Hobbit: The 
Desolation of Smaug (2013) 6.55 FYI 
Daily 7.00 Film: The Hobbit: The 
Desolation of Smaug (2013) 9.00 Chris & 
Kern: Straight Outta Love Island 10.05 
Family Guy 11.30 American Dad! 1.00 
The Cleveland Show 1.30 Chris & Kern: 
Straight Outta Love Island 2.30 
Teleshopping 

ITV3 

I. 05 Film: The Belles of St Trinian’s 
(1954) 2.05 FYI Daily 2.10 Film: The 
Belles of St Trinian’s (1954) 2.55 Film: 
Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972) 

5.00 Agatha Christie’s Marple 7.00 
Midsomer Murders 9.00 Sunday Night at 
the Palladium 10.00 If I Had You 12.00 
Heartbeat 1.05 The Knock 3.00 Mr 
Selfridge 3.50 Lewis 5.30 Judge Judy 
ITV4 

6.35 Goodwood Revival 7.35 Fishing 
Allstars 8.00 The Chase Celebrity Special 
9.05 Film: Memphis Belle (1990) 10.05 
FYI Daily 10.10 Film: Memphis Belle 

(1990) 11.10 Car Crash Global 12.10 
Film: Life on the Limit (2013) 1.15 FYI 
Daily 1.20 Film: Life on the Limit (2013) 

2.30 The Car Chasers 2.50 ITV4 
Nightscreen 3.00 Teleshopping 
E4 

II. 00 Don’t Tell the Bride 12.00 My 
Hotter Half 1.00 The Goldbergs 3.00 
Film: Never Been Kissed (1 999) 5.05 The 
Big Bang Theory 9.00 Film: The Twilight 
Saga: Eclipse (2010) 11.25 Gogglebox 

1.35 Celebs Go Dating 2.35 Celebs Go 
Dating: The Finale 3.30 Hollyoaks 
Film4 

1.00 The Boxtrolls (2014) 2.50 Spy Kids 
4: All the Time in the World (2011) 4.45 
Von Ryan’s Express (1965) 7.05 
Crocodile Dundee (1986) 9.00 Identity 
Thief (2013) 11.10 Your Highness (2011) 

1.15 Carlos - Part One 3.25 Close 



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After extensive renovation works we have 
turned an old outdated pub around and made it 
in to a cool urban ale venue. 

we have a great ranges of real ales and guest 
ciders all on our 8 handpulls, a large variety of 
bottles, wines, spirits, coffee and so much more.... 
there is definetly enough to choose from. 

on top of that we house an outside bar, heated 
garden, 7 big screen Tvs showing sky sport and bt 
sport and a kitchen serving nothing but traditional 
bar snacks such as burgers, hot dogs, ribs, 
chicken bites etc 

and if that wasn’t enough we host different events 
on a regular basis and have live bands playing here 
ever Friday and Saturday night free of charge! 

We pride ourselves on great beer,great food 
and a great atmosphere!!! 


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Barry and Jane Woodward would like to welcome all old and 
new customers to The Lighthouse, which is located on Coombes 
Road, Halesowen. 

The Lighthouse is a free house which is only a few remaining in the 
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All families are welcome to the Lighthouse and they have recently 
introduced a new menu which features all your pub grub classics 
along with a children’s menu so the little ones will not be disappointed. 
The Lighthouse also caters for private functions with a separate 
function room available, Ideal for all occasions including birthday 
parties, christenings and weddings. 

Barry (With over 30 years experience in the trade which stands at 
one of the longest standing licensee’s) prides himself on serving all 
customers a decent pint, along with your favourite brands he also 
offers great cask ales to choose from. 

For more information please feel free to contact the Lighthouse 
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Welcome to the all new Britt Brewery at The Britannia Inn, 
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Managers Paul and Carol always ensure a warm 
welcome to customers both old and new at 
Blackheath’s Shoulder of Mutton pub. 

For all the sports fans they boast three large TV 
screens featuring all sports on Sky, BT and all BOX 
OFFICE Events not to mention AT THE RACES. 

For those who like ‘doing’ rather than ‘watching’, there 
is the availability of the pool table and dart board. 

Loyalty 

The pub itself boasts a wide range of ciders, lagers, 
wines and spirits including four ‘Real Ales’ which they 
rotate weekly. Regulars very often enjoy ales such as 
Bathams, AJ Ales, Oakham, JHB, Stairway To Heaven 
and MA Pardoes Entire, plus many more! 

The pub also run a loyalty scheme which means 
customers can get 10p back on their card for every 
pound they spend. 

A pub spokesman added: “With a juke box and free 
WIFI to compliment the regular entertainment every 
Friday, customers cannot ask for much more from a 
local pub!” 




At The Britt we like to make you feel right at home, think comfy chairs and 
sofas, open fires and a warm and welcoming environment. 

Run by a CAMRA award winning landlord and his team, The Britt offers 10 real ales 
and 6 real ciders as well as an extensive gin menu. 

The kitchen is open Mon-Fri 12-2pm and 5-9pm and 
Sat 12-9pm serving a range of locally sourced sausages, 
delicious pies and traditional faggots as well as tasty 
burgers. A full home cooked Sunday lunch is available 
between 12-6pm with a choice of 3 meats and heaps of 
delicious veggies, served with lashings of gravy. 

If that’s not enough to encourage 
you to visit, try out our entertainment 
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and enjoy the all new Britt 
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BRAIN GYM ^ 


Codeword 


Each number in the grid represents a different letter of 
the alphabet and every letter of the alphabet is used. Use 
the given letter(s) to the right of the main grid to start you 
off. 



LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: 


1 

F 

2 

G 

3 

B 

J 

5 

D 

6 

T 

7 

V 

8 

A 

9 

M 

10 

E 

ii 

H 

12 

w 

13 

u 

14 | 

15 

K 

16 

X 

17 

z 

18 

P 

19 

N 

20 

L 

21 

Y 

22 

c 

23 

Q 

24 

R 

25 

s 

26 

o 


1 

14 

2 

15 

3 

o 

16 

4 

17 

5 

18 

6 

19 

7 

20 

8 

21 

9 

22 

10 

23 

11 

24 

12 

25 

N 

13 

26 


Double Crossword 


Choose either quick or cryptic clues - both 
fit the same grid. 


Cryptic Clues: 

Across 

7. Successfully 
treated the French 
in capital (6) 

8. Opening part of the 
gun, we hear (6) 

10. A connection for 
fire-water (7) 

11. Means of verifying 
a sudden repulse 
(5) 

12. & 14Dn. Roguish 
clerics? (4,7) 

13. Nervous time in the 
grammar lesson (5) 

17. &5Dn. Course 
builder (10) 

18. Small valley to be 
found in Eden (4) 

22. Come up for an 
increment (5) 

23. A poster showing 
basketwork 
material (7) 

24. I will be included 
in the schemes for 
those who take 
flight (6) 

25. Rough medley 
races round the 
ring (6) 


Down 

1. See 6 Down 

2. Possessed a 
landing-place for 
fish (7) 

3. Plane crash in the 
Himalayas (5) 

4. Method of 
manufacturing 
company put back 
in the papers (7) 

5. See 17 Across 

6. & IDn. To perturb 
the principal, 
indicate refusal 
(5,3,4) 

9. & 15Dn. They take 
the litter away (9-7) 

14. See 12 Across 

15. See 9 Down 

16. Take out insurance 
again, but get 
better! (7) 

19. Western reptiles are 
stingers (5) 

20. House I will put in 
Virginia (5) 

21. Rings up for cotton 
reel (5) 



Sudoku 


Quick Clues: 


Across 

Down 

7. Unconcern (6) 

1. Bulky (7) 

8. Enrage (6) 

2. Handcuff (7) 

10. Whet (7) 

3. Form (5) 

11. Courage (5) 

4. Dawdle (7) 

12. Wicked (4) 

5. Love (5) 

13. Avarice (5) 

17. Traverse (5) 

6. Beneath (5) 

9. Encroachment (9) 
14. Easily broken (7) 

18. Lake (4) 

15. Since (7) 

22. Implied (5) 

16. Clothing (7) 

23. Pariah (7) 

19. Stick (5) 

24. Condition (6) 

20. Shrewd (5) 

25. Critic (6) 

21. Precipitous (5) 




8 






5 


1 



8 

2 


9 


2 



1 



8 



7 

5 

9 

6 




1 




3 


2 


4 




4 



3 

1 

9 

7 

8 



6 



4 





2 


9 

7 


5 

8 


5 





3 





Fill in the grid 
above so that 
every column, 
every row and 
each of the 3x3 
boxes contains 
all the digits 
from 1 to 9. 


LAST WEEK’S 
SOLUTIONS: 


LAST WEEK’S CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS: 
CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Heart; 4 Giraffe; 8 Unequal; 
9 Evict; 10 Elan; 11 Fresh air; 13 Play; 14 Base; 
16 Alliance; 17 Icon; 20 Extra; 21 Article; 

22 Spectre; 23 Plant. 

Down: 1 Housebreakers; 

2 Arena; 3 Thus; 4 Galore; 5 Rheostat; 6 Frigate; 
7 Entertainment; 12 Cataract; 13 Palette; 

15 Scrape; 18 Cocoa; 19 Stop. 

OUICK - Across: 1 Split; 4 Pretext; 8 Revenue; 

9 Think; 10 Eddy; 11 Negation; 13 Ring; 

14 Scan; 16 Together; 17 Idea; 20 Opera; 

21 Archaic; 22 Suspect; 23 Dunes. 

Down: 1 Surreptitious; 2 Livid; 3 Tang; 4 Peeved; 
5 Entrance; 6 Edition; 7 Take no chances; 

12 Initiate; 13 Regress; 15 Depart; 18 Drain; 

19 Acid. 


Quiz 


Niner 


1. Which gender of gnat draws blood? 

2. Of which group of islands is Mount Apo the 
highest peak? 

3. Which Archers part has been played by 
Trevor Harrison? 

4. What was known until July 1940 as the 
Local Defence Volunteers? 

5. Which notorious sportsman’s double 


murder trial was presided over by Judge 
Lance Ito? 

6. What do the initials ECG stand for? 

7. What is the capital of Tibet? 

8. Calamine is a form of which metal? 

9. In which country is the river port Fray 
Bentos? 

10. What is measured in ohms? 


Last week’s solutions: 

Quiz: 1 Isle of Man; 2 Jean Boht; 

3 Freemasons; 4 Triumph; 5 A tranquilliser; 
6 William Hogarth; 7 Mao Zedong; 

8 Mediterranean; 9 Louis Pasteur; 

10 Australian. 

Niner: BARONETCY 


Each number from 1 to 9 represents a different letter. Solve 
the clues and insert the letters in the appropriate squares to 
discover a word which uses all nine letters. 

7682365 gives a fire, 

1932 gives a second fire, 

7641732 gives fire up. 


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5 

6 

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PROPERTY 



Outstanding three-bed home in sought-after road 


A highly attractive and outstanding 
three-bedroomed detached home, 
51 Oakham Road, Dudley, lies in 
one of the area’s most sought-after 
and desirable roads. 

It is for sale through Trinity Property 
at £328,000. 

This impressive property has very 
well-maintained accommodation 
having some fine features. This 
briefly comprises an enclosed porch, 
reception hall, superb through 
lounge/dining area with bay windows 


DUDLEY 

£328,000 


to the front and rear, re-fitted fine 
breakfast kitchen, conservatory, 
spacious landing, three good-sized 
bedrooms, re-fitted bathroom, 
adjoining garaging and delightful, 
excellent-sized gardens. 

The property is set back from 
the road behind a screened paved 


frontage with shrubbery gardens 
and driveway giving access to the 
garage. 

Having a bay window, the through 
lounge/dining area has a period- 
style gas fired stove and French 
doors opening to the rear garden. 

The breakfast kitchen includes an 
integral electric oven, gas hob and 
extractor over and a built in fridge/ 
freezer. 

Call 01384 213395. 



Large family house in a great location for commuting 


An extremely large detached 
family home in a convenient 
location in Grange Road, 
Halesowen, lies in a convenient 
location, close to shops, public 
transport and schools. 

Within easy reach of the motorway 
network, making it ideally positioned 
for commuting, it is for sale through 
Hicks Hadley at £335,000. 

The accommodation briefly 
comprises a character hallway, a 
cloakroom/WC, a large lounge, a 


HALESOWEN 

£335,000 


spacious dining room, a breakfast 
room/sitting room, a fully fitted 
kitchen with appliances, a cellar 
and a workshop/utility area offering 
scope for further development. 

There is also a utility room, three 
bedrooms and a bathroom to the 
first floor and two further bedrooms 


on the second floor. The property 
has a garage, a large driveway and 
attractive rear garden. 

The selling agents are expecting a 
great deal of interest to be shown in 
the sale of this property. 

For further information, or to book 
that all important viewing to see 
if this is the ideal next home for 
you, call the selling agents, Hicks 
Hadley, at their local branch office 
on 0121 585 6667. 


Hicks Hadley 


hickshadley.com 

0121 585 6667 


Halesowen Office Lettings & Property Management 



HALESOWEN, Grange Road£975 pcm+Fees 

A deceptively spacious detached family with many character 
features, entrance hallway with parquet flooring, large lounge 
with multi fuel burner, separate dining room, fitted kitchen, 
utility, 3 double bedrooms, large refitted bathroom, private 
long rear garden, large detached garage with electric roller 
door, gas centmUieatin^oubl^laze^PC^^^^^^^ 



CRADLEY HEATH, High Haden Road£795 pcm+Fees 
An individual detached bungalow situated in this very quiet location 
outstanding views to the rear of the property. Entrance hallway leading to 2 
good size bedrooms, master with fitted wardrobes & en-suite shower room, 
further family bathroom with shower over bath, large lounge with patio doors 
opening to a balcony with decking & beautiful private large rear garden, 
fittedJatchejmjVjtt^gghancesja^entraMTeatingJoubl^laze^^PC^^C 



AMBLECOTE, High Street £775 pcm+Fees 

A fantastic opportunity to rent a home on a select development. 
‘Crystal Gardens’ This home features a spacious lounge/dining 
area, well appointed kitchen, downstairs WC, the 1st floor has 2 
bedrooms & a family bathroom & on the 2nd floor there is a master 
bedroom with a large en-suite, 2 allocated parking spaces, front & 
xeaLgarden^fii^ragert^vilhTo^^vailabMoMon^PC^^ 



CARD LEY HEATH, Greenfield Ave£695 pcm+Fees 
Fully refurbished semi detached house not to be missed. 
Large corner plot situated within walking distance of Cradley 
Heath Train Station and Cradley Town Centre. Featuring 1 
reception room, beautiful fitted kitchen/diner, utility room, 
house bathroom with shower, also driveway for at least 4 
cars. CalHiOTMcH|e^dewinc^nrnioUriis^)u^PC^^ 


BRIERLEY HILL, Wychbury Road£675 pcm+Fees 
This lovely semi detached house has been recently refurbished 
to a high standard & comprises of hall, extended lounge & 
kitchen, dining room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, 
tandem garage, front and rear gardens, central heating and 
double alazina. EPC: D 



HALESOWEN, Whittingham Road£675 pcm+Fees 

The best position for IMewfield Primary School and Halesowen 
College. This large 3 bedroom semi-detached house features 
fitted kitchen with double oven and gas hob, utility room/ 
storage area, huge lounge with patio doors to a nice sized rear 
garden, modern bathroom with ‘P’ shaped bath and shower, 
driveway parking and garacjf^PC^^^^^^^^^^^ 


HALESOWEN, Sanderson Place£650 pcm+Fees 

Luxury living in Hayley Green. A superb ground floor 
apartment offering spacious accommodation including open 
plan lounge/kitchen and diner, 2 double bedrooms, master 
with en-suite, further well appointed bathroom with shower, 
gas central heating, double glazing and allocated parking. 
EPC: B 


CRADLEY HEATH, St Anne's Road£650 pcm+Fees 
Fully redecorated and new carpets throughout. An 
unfurnished semi-detached home close to local shops and 
Cradley Heath Train Station. Featuring 3 good bedrooms, 
2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower, 
double glazing, gas central heating, large rear garden and 
driveway padont^oi^^cars^PCTTBC^^^^^^^^^^ 



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HALESOWEN, Brett Young Close£625 pcm+Fees 
An impressive 2nd floor apartment within walking distance to 
Halesowen Town Centre. This modern apartment features 2 
double bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, 
spacious open plan lounge /kitchen, bathroom with shower, 
allocating parking. Also benefits from gas central heating and 
double (jiazint). MINIMUM CONTRACT 12 MONTHS. EPC: B 



HALESOWE/COLLEY GATE, Barnswood Close£595 pcm+Fees 
A well presented newly painted mid terraced property comprising 
hallway with stairs to first floor, fitted kitchen, large lounge with 
patio doors to the rear garden, double glazing, gas central 
heating, double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a further 
smaller double, white bathroom suite with shower over bath and 
tiled flooj^fHTO^arkin^Uh^mn^nh^rogert^PC^ 


£I 


HALESOWEN, Stourbridge Road£575 pcm+Fees! 

Ideal for walking to Halesowen Town Centre, Earls and! 
Windsor High School. This lovely mid terrace property! 
features 2good size bedrooms, upstairs w.c, 1 reception! 
room, fitted kitchen with oven/hob, washing machine,! 
downstairs bathroom with shower, double glazing, gas central^ 
heatinq, shared rear qarden, on road Darkinq. EPC: D 



CRADLEY HEATH/OLD HILL, Delingpole Walk£575 pcm+Fees! 
Located on a popular development, close to local train station! 
is this unfurnished, mid mews house, briefly comprising: gas! 
central heating, living room, fitted kitchen, downstairs wc,l 
2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, rear garden, garage.! 
EPC: C 



HALESOWEN/BLACKHEATH, Southwick Road£550 pcm+Fees 
Located minutes from Blackheath Town Centre and a short 
drive away from the M5 J2 and Rowley Regis Train Station. 
This refurbished 2 bed mid-terraced house features a 
brand new fitted kitchen, 2 lovely reception rooms, private 
rear garden, white bathroom suite with shower, 2 double 
bedrooms^rujoac^arkirK^PC^ 


WORDSLEY, Wordsley Court£525 pcm+Fees 

1st floor fully refurbished large apartment within walking 
distance of Wordsley Green & King George V park. Featuring 
lovely lounge, 2 generous size double bedrooms, fitted 
kitchen (no appliances), shower room, secure parking to rear 
of property. EPC: C 


HALESOWEN, Hammersley Close£525 pcm+Fees 
Located in the very quiet cul-de-sac, close to local buses to 
Halesowen,Cradley Heath and Merry Hill, also close to Cradley 
Heath Train Station, is this unfurnished mid terrace house, 
comprising of: gas central heating, fitted kitchen, living room, 
2 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, rear garden, driveway 
parking. EPC: C 



QUARRY BANK, New Street£525 pcm+Fees 

A unique detached bungalow within walking distance of Quarry 
Bank High Street and a stones throw from Merry Hill Shopping 
Centre. This 1 bed property features: hallway, lounge with feature 
fireplace and patio doors leading to garden, double bedroom, 
bathroom with separate shower. The bungalow also benefits from 
Iona drivewa^a^entmHieatin^n^oubl^laze^PC^ 


HALESOWEN, Stourbridge Road£495 pcm+Fees 
A lovely flat that has been fully re-furbished to a very high 
standard above a shop and within walking distance of town 
centre comprising of: Large living room, kitchen with oven/ 
hob, 1 double bedroom, beautiful shower room, gas central 
heating. doublejlazingjaifdn^osideof^rogert^PCJEC 


BRIERLEY HILL, Norwood Road£450 pcm+Fees 
An unfurnished end terraced house, close to local shops and 
not far from Merry Hill Shopping Centre. This large house 
features a lovely living room, fitted kitchen, downstairs 
bathroom with shower, 2 double bedrooms, gas central 
heating, double glazing, rear garden, on road parking. EPC: E 



BRIERLEY HILL, Foxdale Drive£425 pcm+Fees 

Situated in a quiet lecation and within walking distance to 
Brierley Hill Town Centre and a short drive or bus to Merry Hill 
Shopping Centre is this ground floor apartment, comprising of: 1 
double bedroom and 1 single, fitted kitchen with no appliances, 
house bathroom with shower, spacious lounge, electric heating, 
double olazin^l^llocated^arkin^s^ace^EPC^TB^^^^^ 


CRADLEY HEATH, Upper High Street£395 pcm+Fees 
Modern ground floor flat close to Cradley Heath train station 
& all bus routes. Featuring an open plan lounge/fitted kitchen 
with appliances, hallway to 1 double bedroom, bathroom 
suite with shower, electric central heating, communal garden 
to rear of property, on road parking. Only 1 months security 
deposit »1 months rent in advanct^EPCLC^^^^^ 


LYE, Eagle House £285 pcm+Fees 

A 1st floor studio apartment in the centre of Lye Town, also 
close for Lye Train Station. Featuring a combined lounge/ 
bedroom, fitted kitchen with electric cooker, shower room, 
electric heater, shared laundry room, parking at rear, private 
communaUmawithseatir^EPC^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 


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buy. 

£795. 

07824 640192. 


BARGAIN 


CITROEN C5 ESTATE 

2002 diesel 
Very good condition 
Full MoT 

SOLD 



RENAULT CLIO 
DYNAMIQUE DCI 

2005 (55) 99,950 Miles, Silver, 
abs, e/w, alarm, MOT Sep 
2018, central locking, pas, 
diesel, sunroof, Alloys, CD. 
Good Condition. 

£1,095 

07411 236615 



FORD FIESTA 

2002, red, 5dr, 52k miles, 6 
months MOT, excellent 
condition 

£550 ono 
07504 775959 


GOOD RUNNER 


FORD FOCUS 
54 PLATE. 1796CC. 
PETROL. 

61,000 miles. 

9 months MoT. 
Good runner. 
Good condition. 

£450 ono. 
07845112592. 



FORD ESCORT TURBO 
DIESEL ESTATE 

Alloy wheels, 2 new tyres. 
Reg P577JAR, 
recent new battery. 
Spare or repair. 

OFFERS. 

07530 837888. 



MERCEDES A160 

5dr, 1.6 hatchback, 2001, 
83,000 miles, MoT September 
2018, excellent condition, good 
value 
£675 

01902 753807. 


NISSAN MICRA 1.0CC 


2002 Reg., 8 months MoT, 
met silver, good condition, new 
battery, lady driver, new car 
forces sale. 


£250 o.n.o. 
07791 703843. 


GOOD RUNNER 


PEUGEOT 206 
CONVERTIBLE 
1.6 ALLURE MANUAL 

05 plate. 

Silver blue. 

Just over 44,000 miles. 

Good condition. 
New Cam belt. Alarmed, 
New tyres. 

£1,250. 

07708 446234. 


GOOD RUNNER 


RENAULT KANGOO 
1.9 DIESEL 

W reg. 

MoT. 

Tow Bar. 
Reliable. 

£575. 

07754121452. 




WILL BUY 


VAUXHALL CORSA 
998CC 

2003, blue, MoT July 2018, 
good clean condition inside 
and out, 76,000 miles. 

£800. 

Telephone 07758 013170. 
(Fordhouses). 

GHEEB 


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FORD FIEST TITANIUM 1.4 

5dr Automatic 

33,500 miles, 9 months MoT, 
metallic silver, 2 lady owners, 
very good condition. 

£5,950. 

07910 263625. 



HONDA CIVIC VTEC SE 


2007,1.8, petrol, 88k miles, one 
owner, full service history, 
alloys, a/c, radio CD. 

Great condition 

£2,995 ono. 

01902 850622 


MUST BE SEEN 


HYUNDAI GETZ CDX 

2005, silver, 1300cc, 
petrol, 5dr hatchback, 
40,000 miles, full MoT. 

£1,700 o.n.o. 
07798 687756 



HYUNDAI 110 

2009, 25.655 Miles, silver, abs, 
electric windows, air bag, elec¬ 
tric mirrors, air con, fsh, alarm, 
long MoT, Alloy wheels 
£2,695 

07971291203 



KIA SPORTAGE XE 


2009, 81,000 miles, silver, abs, 
electric windows, air con, fsh, 8 
months MoT, metallic paint, 
central locking, 1 previous 
owner, excellent condition. 

£3,000. 

07802 366512. 


MAZDA MX51.8S 
ROADSTER 

MoT April 2018, registerred 
2001, 10 services, immaculate 
bronze, alloys, EW, Pioneer 
DAB sound, chrome roll bars, 
garaged. 

Bargain £1,575 
0121 384 7888/ 

07771 428793. 



MITSUBISHI LANCER GS3 

2009,123,000 miles, black, 
ABS, electric windows, air bag, 
electric mirrors, air con, alarm, 
long Mot, metallic paint, central 
locking, very good condition. 

£1,800 ono. 

07815 768028. 


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tisement today? We would respect¬ 
fully remind advertisers that it is 
their responsibility to inform the 
publishers of any mistakes or inac¬ 
curacies on the first day of publica¬ 
tion. 


NISSAN NAVARA OUTLAW 


2009, 2.5DCi, twin cab, van 
truck with rear cover, alloys, 
new tyres, side steps, black with 
grey leather, very clean, 
179,000 miles. 


££££’s spent on vehicle. 
£5,995 

07411 414284. 


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NISSAN QASHQAI 
N-TEC 1500CC 

70,000 miles. 

12 months MoT, 
Silver. Extras. 
Very good condition. 

£6,750 ono 
Must sell. 
01384 392260. 


ROVER MINI 

Open classic 
1275cc 

1992, 55,741 miles, MoT till 
March 2018, british racing 
green, electric sunroof. 

£3,000 ono 

07549160950 

West Midlands 



_IT . 

VOLKSWAGEN FOX 
1.2 

3 door, hatchback, 2007, black, 
petrol, manual, MoT September 
2018, 55,000 miles, two keys, 
alloys, excellent condition. 

£1,875 ono. 

Telephone 01562 911634 
or 07871 521216. 


WANTED, CLASSIC Car. Private 
cash buyer. Any condition, anything 
considered. 

01630 652993 or 07773 462797. 


KAWASAKI KX65 
MOTORCROSS 
BIKE 

Nice condition throughout, 
many new parts, 2009. 

£700 ono 
07495 752322. 


OUR ADVERTISERS are reminded 
that it is an offence under the Scrap 
Metal Dealers Act 2013 to buy 
scrap cars/metal for cash. 


ABC AUTO SALVAGE 
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Scrap & MOT Failures Best 
Prices Paid ELV Registered 
Spares Always Available 

0121 557 0800 or 
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Oldbury Area. 


alan reed cars 

Used cars wanted for cash 
Top prices paid. HP settled. 
Buyer could call. 

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07831 245313 


CROWN MOTORS guarantee best 
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spares/parts 


FOUR ALLOY WHEELS 

Mk7 Golf GTi, excellent condi¬ 
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included £400 ono. Leather 
interior to fit Golf or Bora, 
custom made. £200 ono. 
01902 862610. 


BUY LOCAL 
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RITA SIMMONDS 
(Deceased) 

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any 
persons having a claim against or an 
interest in the Estate of the afore¬ 
mentioned deceased, late of 21 Churchill 
Road Halesowen West Midlands B63 
4NA, who died on 10/05/2017, are 
required to send particulars thereof in 
writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or 
before 08/12/2017, after which date the 
Estate will be distributed having regard 
only to claims and interests of which they 
have had notice. 

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Halesowen Chronicle Thursday, September 28, 2017 


“MOTORING 



A chassis rethink transformed the car 


Audi cabriolet is good-looking 
and as nicely crafted as ever 

- By Ian Donaldson _ 


Oak Garage® 

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Oak Garage your local RAC Approved Dealer. 



Low Mileage Selection 

66 Nissan Micra Hatchback 1.2 Acenta CVT Red Only 2000 Miles £8,995 
14 Vauxhall Mokka Hatchback 1.6i SE Silver Only 6000 Miles £11,495 

14 Toyota Yaris 1.33 VVT-i lcon+ Red Only 6000 Miles £8,295 

64 Nissan Note 1.2 Acenta Premium Red Only 10000 Miles £7,995 

63 Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi Design Nav [110] Grey 10000 Miles £9,495 

14 Kia Venga Hatchback 1.6 2 Auto Silver Only 11000 Miles £8,995 

62 Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI Elegance Maroon 11000 Miles £7,495 

11 Renault Grand Modus 1.6 Dynamique Auto Red 11000 Miles £4,995 
Citroen 

14 Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6 HDi 90 Plus Blue 14k £9,295 

13 Citroen Cl Hatchback l.Oi VTR 5dr Black 32k £4,495 

14 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTi 16V Exclusive EGS6 Grey 29k £7,995 

14 Citroen C3 Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi 8V Exclusive Blue 17k £7,995 

14 Citroen C3 Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi 8V Exclusive Blue 20k £7,995 

64 Citroen C3 Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi 8V VTR+ Silver 24k £6,995 

13 Citroen C4 Gr Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Aird Platinum EGS6 Red 25k £9,495 

11 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi VTR+Blue 84k £5,495 

14 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Air Exclusive Silver 23k £10,495 

14 Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream Exclusive Red 26k £9,995 

64 Citroen C4 Picasso Diesel 1.6 HDi VTR+ Blue 17k £9,995 

06 Citroen C6 2.7 HDi V6 Exclusive 4dr Auto White 79k £9,995 

58 Citroen C6 2.7 HDi V6 Lignage 4dr Auto White 64K £8,995 

57 Citroen C6 Diesel Saloon 2.7 HDi V6 Exclusive Auto Grey 73k £7,995 

59 Citroen C6 Diesel Saloon 2.7 HDi V6 Exclusive Auto Silver £6,995 

14 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Air Exclusive Red 19k £11,995 

Ford 

14 Ford B-max Hatchback 1.6 Zetec Powershift Red 15k £8,495 

14 Ford C-max Diesel Estate 1.6 TDCi Titanium Blue 20k £9,995 

11 Ford C-max Estate 1.6 Titanium Blue 64k £6,795 

58 Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.25 Zetec 3dr [82] Red 23k £4,995 

13 Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.6 Zetec Powershift Yellow 32k £7,495 

14 Ford Grand C-max Diesel 1.6 TDCi Zetec White 21k £9,995 

14 Ford Grand C-max Diesel Estate 1.6 TDCi Zetec Blue 30k £9,495 

Kia 

14 Kia Sportage Diesel Estate 1.7 CRDi ISG 1 Black 33k £11,795 

64 Kia Sportage Diesel Estate 1.7 CRDi ISG 1 White 19k £12,795 

14 Kia Sportage Diesel Estate 1.7 CRDi ISG 1 White 20k £12,495 

Nissan 

14 Nissan Juke Diesel 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Grey 15k £9,995 

10 Nissan Note Hatchback 1.6 Tekna Auto Beige 79k £4,795 

11 Nissan Note Hatchback 1.6 Tekna Auto Silver 23k £6,395 

60 Nissan Qashqai Diesel 1.5 dCi [110] Tekna Beige 48k £9,295 

Peugeot 

63 Peugeot 2008 1.6 e-HDi Active EGC Brown 21k £8,295 

14 Peugeot 3008 Diesel Estate 1.6 HDi Active 5dr, Silver £9,795 

15 Peugeot 308 Diesel Hatchback 1.6 HDi 92 Active Red 14k £9,295 

14 Peugeot 5008 Diesel 2.0 HDi 163 Allure Auto White 50k £10,995 


Vauxhall 

13 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDTi 16V ecoFLEX Elite [165] Blue 32k £7,495 

14 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi SRi Auto Blue 22k £8,295 

58 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 CDTi Auto With Access Ramp Silver 81k £2,995 

62 Vauxhall Insignia Diesel 2.0 CDTi SRi [160] Silver 69k £6,495 

64 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi Design Blue 29k £10,495 

62 Vauxhall Meriva Estate 1.4i 16V SE Grey 23k £6,495 

64 Vauxhall Mokka Hatchback 1.4TTech Line Auto Red 43k £10,995 

14 Vauxhall Zafira Diesel Tourer 2.0 CDTi SRi White 30k £9,995 

14 Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.4T Exclusiv Grey 14k £9,995 

Others 

14 BMW XI Diesel Estate xDrive 18d xLine Black 30k £14,495 

54 Daihatsu Copen Coupe Cabriolet 2dr, Red 40k £2,995 

14 Mercedes A Class A180 CDI Blue Sport Grey 40k £13,495 

07 Mini Convertible 1.6 Cooper 2dr Red 53k £4,995 

65 Mini Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Black 16k £12,995 

65 Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav Black 20k £11,995 

14 Skoda Octavia Diesel 1.6 TDI CR Elegance Brown 42k £10,995 

14 Skoda Yeti Estate 1.2 TSI S Grey 45k £8,995 

14 Toyota Yaris 1.33 VVT-i lcon+ Multidrive S Turquoise 26k £8,495 

08 Toyota Yaris Special Eds 1.3 VVT-i TR 3dr Red 42k £3,495 

14 Volvo V40 D2 Cross Country Lux Powershift Black 37k £10,495 


Finance or PCP Available 

FORD GRAND C-MAX at £9495 

A Cash Deposit Of £400 or £99 and your Old Car 

HP Example < I 

Monthly payments £232.35 I j a 

Duration of agreement 48 Months 

On the road price £9,495.00 ^ ^ 

Customer deposit £400.00 ^5^*“ - 

Total amount of credit £9,095.00 

Total amount payable £11,702.80 ' * 

Representative APR 11.5% 

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Fixed rate of interest pa 5% V - | 

Admin fee £199.00 

Option to purchase fee £150.00 


PCP Finance 

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On the road price 
Customer deposit 
Total amount of credit 
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APR 

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48 Months 
£9,495.00 
£400.00 
£9,095.00 
£12,286.90 
11 . 1 % 
£2,791.90 
5% 

£3,765.30 

£199.00 

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Call Steve 07747 633329 


Another 100 Low Mileage Cars Available Soon See Details At: 


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Tel: 01384 906030 

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It doesn’t take long - a few metres and a couple 
of potholes will do - to discover that the new Audi 
A5 Cabriolet is comfortably better than the car it 
replaces. 

For, like the A5 Coupe and four-door A5 Sportback it 
joined, this soft-top Audi aims to add more than style to 
the ownership experience. 

High on the list of must-have changes was comfort. 

Or as an Audi spokesman said: “The cars now have a 
much more compliant ride. It was perhaps a little bit too 
firm, especially for UK roads.” 

‘Hallelujah!,” you might shout in reply after years of 
Audis that performed beautifully on (Germanically) 
smooth roads but went to pieces on a typically 
pockmarked UK surface. 

Better late than never, though. 

This chassis rethink has transformed the car, tested 
here in the latest Cabriolet form and as good looking 
and nicely crafted as ever. 

The two petrol engines are a 2.0 litre with 190 
horsepower and the 3.0 litre six-cylinder in the 155mph 
S5 range topper with its eight-speed auto gearbox and 
quattro four-wheel drive. 



The car is bigger but it is snug in the back 

It will hit 62mph in 5.1 seconds and consume petrol 
at an average of 36.2mpg in the official test, with 
C02 emissions of 177g/km and a list price topping 
£40,000. 

This latest A5 Cabriolet is a little longer (+47mm) and 
a fraction narrower (-8mm) than before. Stretching 
the distance between front and rear wheels by 14mm 
and designing thinner seats have improved space 
inside the cabin, though it remains snug for adult-sized 
passengers in the rear. 

They won’t mind the lack of stretching room in a car 
designed to look good with roof up or down - it retracts 
in 15 seconds at the prod of a switch and closes in 18 
seconds, both operations possible at up to 31mph, 
which will stop pedestrians in their tracks if attempted in 
a busy town centre. 

Practicality is assured by a boot that measures 380 
litres with the roof up or a still reasonable 320 litres with 
it folded. The rear seat has a 50/50 split if you need 
more luggage room and the boot lid now opens with the 
standard remote control key or a button in the driver’s 
door. 

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by version and the lightest newcomer still tips the 
scales at 1,690kgs) have come from moves as 
varied as high strength steel for the new front seats, 
an aluminium brake pedal - and even using lighter 
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the metal roof off a design. That ought to reap benefits 
in both ride comfort and fewer squeaks and rattles from 
the roof. 

Or, in the case of this car, no squeaks or rattles at all. 
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not enough to matter, or really even notice after the first 
couple of miles. 

Hood down and mesh wind deflector in place, a sunny 
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Ivan presents trophies to Tai Woffinden (1st) Kevin Wolbert (2nd) and Nicolai Klindt 


Ivan Mauger leads Ole Olsen and at the back Doug Wyer at Wembley in 1976 



One of the bikes up for sale at the auction to be held next month 


Speedway star 


Ivan's 
up for 

A COLLECTION of bikes belonging to 
speedway supremo Ivan Mauger will 
be going under the hammer. 

The six times world champion rider, now 
aged 77, often competed at Monmore in Wol¬ 
verhampton and the former Heathens track 
at Dudley Wood during his career. 

His 1977 World Speedway Championship 
winning Jawa Dohc racing motorcycle will 
be up for sale with a reserve of up to £18,000 
during the event at Staffordshire County 
Showground. 

Mauger’s bikes will be offered at Bonhams’ an¬ 
nual Autumn Stafford Sale on October 15. Mauger 
won a record nine world championships during his 
career as a motorcycle speedway and longtrack 
rider. 

Voted 

A winner of more than 1,000 international 
events in 26 countries across the world, he is leg¬ 
endary throughout the motorcycling world. 

He is the holder of six world records, including 
most individual championship wins and most in¬ 
dividual world speedway wins. 

Simply put, he is the most successful and dec¬ 
orated solo performer that the sport has ever 
known and was acknowledged as such when he 
was voted Man of the Millennium by speedway 
followers. 

Bonhams Motorcycle Department is to offer 
Mauger’s collection, which comprises more than 
50 lots, including championship speedway and 
longtrack racing motorcycles, trophies, awards 
and ephemera. 


bikes 
grabs 

SPORTING FEATURE 


By David Banner 


A winner of more than 1,000 
international events in 26 
countries across the world, 
he is legendary throughout 
the motorcycling world 

Meanwhile, The Carole Nash Classic Mechanics 
Show also takes place over the weekend of October 
14-15. 

The Classic Mechanics Show features flying 
Kiwi Aaron Slight - probably the best rider never 
to win the World Superbike title - taking centre 
stage. 

Stunning 

Exhibition manager Nick Mowbray said: “We 
are so excited to have Aaron Slight at this year’s 
Carole Nash Classic Mechanics Show. 

With more than a decade racing in the World 
Superbike series, the New Zealander will have 
plenty of great races to draw from.” 

On site will be nearly 1,000 trade and autojum¬ 
ble stalls, stunning club stands and private entries 
- the perfect place for any classic motorcycle fan 
to pick up that elusive part and meet thousands of 
other like-minded individuals. 


Richie to train Rio 
for boxing debut 

FORMER world champion Richie Woodhall will train former England cap¬ 
tain Rio Ferdinand in his pursuit to become a boxer. 

Ferdinand, who retired from football in May 2015, wants to gain a box¬ 
ing licence and compete for a title belt at the age of 38. He will be training 
with former WBC super-middleweight champ and Baggies fan Woodhall, 
aged 49. 

Woodhall believes Ferdinand has the potential to box at a professional 
level and praised the former defender’s fitness and enthusiasm. 

“In all honesty, I think Rio can definitely box as a professional given 
time. He has natural power in his right hand, is extremely fit and is very 
enthusiastic to learn,” said Woodhall. 

“Style wise, he’s very raw and I’ll have to develop this which will take 
time but he has all the natural ingredients.” 

Woodhall has a wealth of boxing experience to offer Ferdinand. He com¬ 
peted as a professional boxer for a decade between 1990 in 2000. 


Former Saddlers star 
links up with hospice 

A FORMER Walsall player has teamed up with a hospice to give people the 
chance to stay connected with younger generations of their family after 
they die. James Chambers, who also played for West Bromwich Albion, has 
partnered up with Mary Stevens Hospice for the initiative. 

His company MyFarewell will be launched in November, providing a 
video service allowing people to record messages and stories for their fam¬ 
ily. Mr Chambers said: “This is something I’ve been passionate about doing 
for nearly a decade. However losing dad a few years ago really did hammer 
home how important it was for me to provide this service for families, so 
the same season I finished playing and started working on MyFarewell.” 

Dan Malin, digital media specialist at Mary Stevens Hospice, said: “One 
of the most important things that we offer our patients is the opportunity 
for them to create a memory box for their families, which they fill with 
photos, objects, stories and treasured personal items which mean so much 
to them, and to their loved ones.” 


EFL clubs in favour of 
closing window early 

EFL clubs have indicated they are in favour of an early closure to the sum¬ 
mer transfer window from next season. 

The decision was taken following a summit of all 72 clubs last Thursday, 
and will be subject to further discussions before it is put to a formal vote 
in February. 

The EFL is set to follow the Premier League after its clubs agreed to 
close the window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season earlier this 
month. The EFL’s proposal however, would continue to allow the signing 
of players on loan until August 31. 

The indication by the EFL teams to introduce a shorter window for 
player transfers follows debate about the uncertainty caused to managers 
and players with activity still ongoing once the season has started. 

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “We will now go away and look 
to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, 
which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.” 


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Rampant 
Stour seize 
second spot 

Warrington Town 1 Stourbridge 5 

RAMPANT Stourbridge put Warrington 
to the sword with a victory that seized 
second spot in the Evo-Stik Premier 
standings. 

The Glassboys led after 15 minutes 
when Stuart Pierpoint marked his re¬ 
turn by crashing home a Tom Tonks 
free-kick at the far post. Stour doubled 
two minutes later from another Tonks 
set piece as a scramble ensued from a 
corner and Jordan Archer pounced. 

The visitors should have made it three 
in five minutes but Archer could not di¬ 
vert a near-post cross from recent recruit 
from Hednesford Devarn Green. 

Warrington had their first sniff of goal 
when Rory McKeown drilled over from 
the edge of the box and the same player 
then teed up Josh Hine to whack a shot 
harmlessly over the crossbar. 

Stour’s Leon Broadhurst could only 
find the wall with a 25-yard free-kick 10 
minutes before half-time but a mysteri¬ 
ous penalty gave the home side a lifeline 
which Sean Williams gleefully took three 
minutes after the restart. 

The Glassboys hit straight back as 
Archer latched on to a perfectly-weighted 
ball with the striker needing no second 
invitation to double his tally. 

The game was up less than three min¬ 
utes later as Broadhurst converted a 
deep free-kick and, aftere Aaron Forde 
was thwarted by keeper Tony McMillan, 
Paul McCone soon made it five from 
Forde’s corner on 63 minutes. 

Stourbridge 0 Lancaster City 0 

Stourbridge allowed maximum points 
to slip from their grasp in a goalless 
stalemate with Lancaster. The Glass¬ 
boys had enough chances to clinch three 
Evo-Stik Premier points during a first 
half when the City defence was at full 
stretch. 

But, as the game progressed, Stour¬ 
bridge looked increasingly unlikely to 
break the deadlock against an often 
packed but well-drilled City defence. 

During the early stages City’s goal led 
a charmed life as Stour created a number 
of openings. Broadhurst blazed over as 
City struggled to clear from a corner on 
13 minutes and hit the post on 22 min¬ 
utes before the ball was scrambled away 
for a corner. From the resulting cross, 
City goalkeeper Josh Powell managed to 
block a goal-bound effort from central 
defender Jack Duggan. 

Stourbridge continued to press and, 
two minutes later, Powell pushed an¬ 
other effort from the advancing Dug¬ 
gan round the post. From the following 
corner, the unlucky Duggan was denied 
again whenCity defender Ryan Winder 
cleared off the line. 

Stourbridge could find no way through 
in the second half despite introduction 
of new signing Green, who looked lively. 
But it was City who could have snatched 
the points. Glassboys goalkeeper Matt 
Gould saved at Craig Carney’s feet on 81 
minutes before a scare in stoppage time 
when a shot from Scott Harries beat the 
keeper but struck Ollie Wood and can¬ 
noned back into Gould’s grateful arms. 


Back-to-back triumphs for racers 



Martyn Siviter, left, and Pete Wright 


ENDURANCE stars Pete Wright and Martyn Sivi¬ 
ter claimed back-to-back titles in just their second 
year of racing after wrapping up the championship 
at Snetterton. 

The Black Country-based Double Two Racing 
- which also saw racers Scott Stevens and Harry 
Blades step in for the team - rode to the Club 600 
title, having dominated the newcomer class last 
year. Wright, from Tividale, and Siviter, from 
Blackheath, will now move up the premier class 
after winning their latest crown with a round to 
spare. Wright said: “A massive thank you to our 


third team member and unsung hero who is our 
head of pit crew, a wonder woman that holds the 
team together, my wife, Aly. 

“Also a shout out to all of team Track Prep who 
have been great rivals on track but great friends 
off.” 

Victory had been on the cards before the flag 
dropped as the Double Two Racing team arrived at 
Snetterton on the back of three race wins and four 
second places. It meant Wright and Siviter, who had 
led the championship since round two, just needed 
a third place finish to wrap up the championship. 


YEITZ BACK AT 
THE BOTTOM 


Stalybridge Celtic 1 Halesowen Town 0 

THE battle of the bottom two 
clubs in the Evo-Stik League 
Premier Division was decided 
by a first-half goal, which sent 
Yeltz back to the basement. 

Liam Dickinson opened the scoring 
for Stalybridge on nine minutes when 
he beat the offside trap. 

Yeltz goalkeeper Daniel Platt made a number 
of good saves to keep the score down to one at 
half-time. 

Luke Shearer had a good chance for Halesowen 
in the second half but saw his shot saved. Two 
minutes from time, he set up Daniel Udoh in 
front of goal, but that chance was missed. 

The result dropped Halesowen to the bottom, 
one point behind Stalybridge. 

Halesowen Town 1 Warrington Town 1 

Substitute James Spray rescued a point 
for Halesowen with an 88th-minute strike in 
a scrappy Evo-Stik Premier contest against 
high-flying Warrington at The Grove. 

The Yeltz suffered an early blow when central 
defender Dominic Smith limped off after just six 
minutes. The Yellows then took the lead in the 
17th minute when Caleb Richards beat Platt at 
his near post with a deflected shot. 

Visiting ‘keeper Anthony McMillan raced off 
his line to block Shearer’s 22nd-minute effort 
and Lee Chilton blasted a free-kick straight at 
McMillan six minutes later. 

Home substitute Roland Agbor cut in from the 
left in the 55th minute but fired over the bar. 

Udoh rolled a great chance wide of goal after 
the Warrington defence opened up following 
good work from Roland Agbor in the 67th min¬ 
ute. Platt prevented Warrington from increasing 
their lead when he beat away a fierce shot from 
substitute Joe Mwasile after 75 minutes. 

But the Yeltz finally equalised with two min¬ 
utes remaining when the Warrington defence 
failed to clear captain Asa Charlton’s left-wing 
cross, allowing Spray to smash home. 



Spray that again - super-sub James Spray celebrates his late equaliser to hold Warrington at the Grove 


Speedway king Karlsson officially retires 


PETER Karlsson, one of Wol¬ 
verhampton’s all-time great 
riders, has officially brought the 
curtain down on his glittering 
speedway career. 

Karlsson had a successful 
farewell meeting at Monmore 
in March but continued racing 
in Sweden, his home country. 

Now he’s decided to retire 


after almost 30 years as a pro¬ 
fessional rider and a host of 
international and domestic 
honours. 

Wolves owner Chris Van 
Straaten said: “Peter is a special 
character and will always be a 
legend at Wolverhampton. 

“I would like to see him re¬ 
main involved in the sport in 


some way and there is no doubt 
in my mind if he was based in 
the UK we would find some way 
to make use of his talents.” 

Meanwhile, Cradley Hea¬ 
thens were last night (Wednes¬ 
day) due to take on Eastbourne 
at Perry Barr in their re-ar¬ 
ranged last league meeting of 
the season. 


Ball hopes 
to build on 
his debut 

DANNY Ball is looking to build on his 
debut knockout victory with another 
thrilling performance on BCB Promo¬ 
tions’ ‘You Asked For It!’ show at Wal¬ 
sall Town Hall later this month. 

The 21-year-old made light work of 
Martin Kabrhel in July stopping the 
Czech fighter in the opening round. 

The Kingswinford boxer was delighted 
with his professional debut and is look¬ 
ing forward to his second punch-for-pay 
contest, against MJ Hall, on Saturday. 

Hall is something of an unknown 
quantity, having fought just once to date 
but not to Ball. The pair have enjoyed 
the odd sparring session over at Wednes- 
bury Boxing Academy and Ball is looking 
forward to renewing acquaintances. 

“I sparred Matt (Matt James Hall) 
leading up to my debut,” Ball told 
bcb-promotions.com. “He’s a nice lad. 
He’s southpaw, so it’s something a lit¬ 
tle different. He’s from my neck of the 
woods too, so that adds another dimen¬ 
sion to the fight. 

Topping ‘You Asked For It’, sponsored 
by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, is the 
Midlands Area Middleweight Title clash 
between undefeated Tom Stokes (West 
Bromwich) and Tyler Denny (Rowley 
Regis). Bloxwich super bantamweight, 
James Beech Junior, Wolverhampton’s 
super flyweight, Kyle Williams, Ledbury 
super lightweight, Alex ‘Pinky’ Flor¬ 
ence, and Stoke light heavyweight, Luke 
Caci, are also in action. Wolverhampton 
welterweight, Lauren Johnson, com¬ 
pletes the card. 

Wolves duo’s world 
title hopes fade 

FREDDIE Lindgren and Tai Woffind- 
en saw their world title bids take a hit 
as red-hot Slovenian star Matej Zagar 
won his second straight FIM Speedway 
Grand Prix in Stockholm on Saturday. 

Wolves captain Lindgren scored nine 
points to leave him fourth in the stand¬ 
ings with 107, 25 points behind champi¬ 
onship leader Jason Doyle. 

And things were even worse for 
Wolves asset Woffinden, whose six-point 
haul put him sixth in the table - seven 
points back from Lindgren. 

But it was Zagar who was the star of 
the Swedish meeting, winning the event 
and surging up to eighth in the series. 


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Pro-Pets Club 

The Quality Pet Care Partnership 


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Halesowen Edgbaston Cradley Heath Northfield 

0121 422 5411 0121 429 2829 01384 564 868 0121475 4828 

www.manorvets.com 


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Did you know that you could 
save over £400 on your pet 
care bills every year? 

Pro-Pets Club is a preventative healthcare 
plan, put together by a team of our vets, 
in partnership with owners, designed 
with your pet in mind. 

Ensuring your pet stays fit and healthy 
means regular vaccinations, worming 
and flea treatment. Pro-Pets Club 


includes everything a pet need to help 
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to tail. 

By joining Pro-Pets Club, it makes 
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your pet by spreading the cost into 
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Your Pro-Pets Club plan will include; 
12 months flea and worm protection, 
free booster vaccination, 1 free vet 
consultation, unlimited nail clippings 


and weight checks plus much more. As 
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All of this is available exclusively to 
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£11.90 per month! 

If you would like more information 
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